Most popular GMP downloads
tg at gmplib.org
Wed Apr 23 09:36:51 UTC 2014
Thanks for some background on this issue!
I was aware of that gcc recommends GMP 4.3.2, but not the full extent of
this their recommending. Why 5.1.1 is also popular is harder to guess.
(The 4 year old 4.3.2 is at least the last in a series, the 2nd most
popular 5.1.1 has two newer releases in its series.)
(Partial?) list of fixes we should request:
* Avoid wordings like "MPFR Library version 2.4.2", instead use "MPFR
Library of a recent version. Older version than 2.4.2 will not work"
This applies to at least GMP, MPFR, MPC, ISL, CLooG.
* Stop distributing (via ftp://gcc.gnu.org/pub/gcc/infrastructure/)
severely obsolete version of Free Software. Link to'em, dammit, or at
least don't neglect to update this cache of obsolete software for more
than 4 (!) years.
* Make link from gcc.gnu.org/install/prerequisites.html to to
https:/gmplib.org/ (most other links seem to be there).
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