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Re: [Tinycc-devel] What's the newest release of TCC? is it still in 0.9.

From: Rob Landley
Subject: Re: [Tinycc-devel] What's the newest release of TCC? is it still in 0.9.23 released since 2004?
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 18:09:07 -0400
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On Sunday 22 July 2007 12:32:56 pm Conrado Miranda wrote:
> No, it isn't. Fabrice doesn't spend time on it anymore.
> You can find the lastest version here: http://landley.net/hg/tinycc
> Rob mantains tcc now and his page has lots of patches and the source
> with all patches applied.

Um, "maintains" is a bit strong.

I maintain my own fork, and happily accept patches to it, but it's 
not "official" and I am constantly reminded that it never will be.

Fabrice Bellard made it clear that the only possible "official" version is the 
CVS repository on Savanah.  I don't do CVS, it's an old crufty technology 
from the 1980's that I try not to touch unless paid to.  Every few months 
somebody comes up with some plan or other to revive the old CVS tree, and I 
stop working on mine.  (In part I get out of their way in case it actually 
happens, and in part I'm dispirited by this and loose interest.)

The most recent reemergence of this concept was:

And I've barely touched my tree since then.  (It usually takes me at least 
three months to regain interest when this happens, and this time I'm busy 
enough with other things it may take much longer.)

I do not have tools to merge anything from CVS into my tree (I made tailor do 
a cvs2hg once, but then upgraded Ubuntu and now the python cvs code doesn't 
work anymore and nobody's interested in fixing it).  I don't do development 
on projects that are in CVS except occasionally by sending in patches to 
their mailing lists.  When my tree "fell behind" the CVS tree by one patch 
(which was never posted to this list) it stayed there for most of a year.

And now, I'm off to do other things...

"One of my most productive days was throwing away 1000 lines of code."
  - Ken Thompson.

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