m68k at risk of being dropped from gcc 11

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m68k at risk of being dropped from gcc 11

Post by cero » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:10 pm

The m68k backend is at risk of being dropped from gcc release 11. It uses some old conventions, and needs to be updated.

There's a bounty open, currently 5,3k $:
https://www.bountysource.com/issues/807 ... e-releases

Having a modern gcc is very useful for Gen development. Perhaps folks here want to chip in, or to try the conversion & earn the bounty?

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Re: m68k at risk of being dropped from gcc 11

Post by cero » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:14 am

m68k has been saved.

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Re: m68k at risk of being dropped from gcc 11

Post by Stef » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:27 am

Good news :D

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Re: m68k at risk of being dropped from gcc 11

Post by Chilly Willy » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:01 pm

With as much money as that bounty had, SOMEONE was going to do it. 8)

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Re: m68k at risk of being dropped from gcc 11

Post by Stef » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:58 am

Oh ok, you did it :lol:

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Re: m68k at risk of being dropped from gcc 11

Post by Sik » Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:56 am

Shame I can't get it to show what was the final bounty amount (I'm probably doing something stupid?). I remember it had reached $6000 some days before it was claimed.
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Re: m68k at risk of being dropped from gcc 11

Post by Chilly Willy » Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:49 pm

Wasn't me. I did look into it, but it got claimed before I could even start. :lol: I imagine someone who works on gcc a lot and is familiar with the internals did it. Compilers are complex beasts, and gcc is one of the more complex out there.

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Re: m68k at risk of being dropped from gcc 11

Post by Stef » Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:42 pm

Definitely very complex, as you said i guess it's someone with had already hands in GCC code. Even for 10000$ i don't know if i would have tried as i've absolutely no experience with GCC compiler code.

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