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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-05-16 15:17:40

From: "Robert Ramey" <ramey_at_[hidden]>

> Draft #2 was tested on MSVC 6 and 7 and MINGW (gcc 2.95). It would be
desirable to
> test this other platforms. At this writing, this version has been
tested only on MSVC 7 and MinGW. I am hoping it can be tested on other

Suggestion: anyone testing with outdated or nonconforming compilers like
gcc 2.95.x and MSVC7 can build and install a newer, more conforming version
of GCC. This would reduce the testing load on everyone else, because you'd
find more bugs.

1. Install Cygwin if you don't have it (
2. Download the GCC 3.1 source distribution from
3. Lauch cygwin and untar the archive
4. cd to the root directory of the GCC 3.1 source
5. ./configure --enable-languages=c,c++
6. make bootstrap (wait an hour or so :-()
7. make install

If you want to build mingw-style commercially-redistributable objects,
instructions are in


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