Help with testing 4.1.3

Scott Robert Ladd coyote at
Fri Apr 23 15:11:08 CEST 2004

Torbjorn Granlund wrote:
> I asked yesterday for help with testing the 4.1.3 release
> candidate.  Response has been minimal.  Since there are several
> hundred "developers" on this list, the lack of help with testing
> is really surprising.
> So, you on this list that think you ought to contribute to the
> Free Software out there--not just expolit the work of others--
> step up and help us test the release on as many machines as
> possible.

I contribute to several FOSS projects, and read this list mainly to keep 
informed about GMP. Every project seems to think is is special, and that 
all developers should focus on it... people like me only have so much 
free time. Just because someone doesn't crontibute to GMP doesn't make 
them a FOSS exploiter... :)

That said, I  *have* tried testing GMP 4.1.3, only to trip over the 
-march/-mtune/-mcpu problem with GCC 3.4 and 3.5/tree-ssa. For 
compatibility with GCC 3.4 and later, GMP will need to modify its

Not being a regular contributor to GMP, I don;t know what the operative 
philosophy is in regard to such patches.


Scott Robert Ladd
Coyote Gulch Productions (
Software Invention for High-Performance Computing

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