On Sat, Apr 10, 2004 at 10:10:00PM -0700, Seunghun T. Lee wrote: > Hello, > > I was just wondering which compiler is used to compile the binaries > on the freebsd iso's. I am holding out from upgrading until it is > compiled with gcc3 preferably gcc3.3. I remember it was a big deal > when RH linux was shipped compiled with gcc3 and advertised speed > increase. I'm currently on freebsd 5.0p4 current or something like > that. I'm intrigued by ATAng, since the only way i'm getting the ata > drives to spindown is with a patch i found online.
FreeBSD 5.2-CURRENT uses gcc 3.3.3, and has been using gcc 3.x for nearly 2 years. I think reports of major speed increases for real-world applications are likely to be mostly hype, though (yes, I'm sure you can find microbenchmarks that demonstrate performance increases). > also, 5.3R's release date is "TBD 2004." What's TBD stand for? To Be Determined. > frankly, is 5.3R worth waiting for? or should i go with 5.2.1? Take a look at the features listed for 5.2.1 (and 5.2 and 5.1 and 5.0, back to whatever version you currently have installed) and decide for yourself whether it's worthwhile updating. Kris
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