Full Article Attached Linux 1.4 Branch Builds Compiled With GCC 3.2.3

Thursday June 12th, 2003

In a newsgroup posting, Asa Dotzler has announced the availability of 1.4 branch builds for Linux compiled with GCC 3.2.3. These new builds need testing to make sure that the change of compiler has not caused any unexpected bugs. The regular Linux 1.4 branch and trunk builds are currently still compiled using GCC 2.95.3. The GCC 3.2.3 builds can be found in the new latest-1.4-gcc323 directory on

#19 Re: they really did it!

by shin

Thursday July 24th, 2003 2:21 PM

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When you compile with optimisations such as -O2, the executable's size grows. So you get bigger builds that actually run faster.

By the way: I've always found the size argument to be not so relevant. Everyone nowadays wants a full-featured browser that fits on half a floppy disk...