[m-dev.] Upgrading Boehm GC to version 7.6

Julien Fischer jfischer at opturion.com
Wed Aug 17 15:34:40 AEST 2016

On Wed, 17 Aug 2016, Paul Bone wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 02:24:57PM +1000, Peter Wang wrote:
>> On Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:17:27 +1000 (AEST), Julien Fischer <jfischer at opturion.com> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I have been looking into the problems with the x86_64-*-cygwin port.
>>> The major remaining issue is the linking issue in bug #398 -- this is a
>>> problem with the Boehm GC that has already been fixed upstream.  We can
>>> backport that fix to our current version or upgrade our current version
>>> of the collector to version 7.6.  Preferences?
>> Upgrade:
>> https://github.com/ivmai/bdwgc/issues/81
>> https://github.com/ivmai/bdwgc/issues/122
> I wrote a guide on how to do this since moving to git.  I think it's in
> compiler/notes.

Yes, I know.

> It's probably a good chance to test the guide, or I can try if that
> would be better.

I'll give it a go, it's probably better that someone other than yourself
attempt it as well.  I'll give you a yell if I get stuck ;-)


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