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MingGW GCC 3.3.1 Release Should Help Mozilla Firebird Optimization

Saturday August 9th, 2003

Brant Langer Gurganus writes: "For those Windows users building Firebird with the MinGW system, there is good news. MinGW now has a candidate 3.3 release of GCC available. That means those optimization bugs should go away. We can finally have an optimized build on Windows." Henrik Gemal has a page explaining how to build Mozilla Firebird and Mozilla Thunderbird on Windows using MinGW and other non-Microsoft tools.


#6 Conjecture?

by cls

Tuesday August 19th, 2003 3:09 PM

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Considering the errors that are popping up on the tinderbox when using gcc 3.3.1, I have to wonder if anyone bothered to validate the statement in the storyline before posting it. The build fails early on in xpcom due to a change in the auto-import behavior so how do we know that the optimization bugs that were being hit (presumably in bug 203137) were fixed? <http://tinderbox.mozilla.…20.1957.gz&fulltext=1>

And FWIW, it's possible to get an optimized build using previous versions of mingw gcc . Just using --enable-optimize without any funky options should work fine.