[OLD-Mplayer-users] Re: Re: [Mplayer-users] FAQ entry concerning gcc 2.96

Gabucino gabucino at mplayer.dev.hu
Thu Oct 18 01:20:06 CEST 2001

It's the Question that drives us, Alex Kanavin :
> > It fixed only one problem AFAIK.
> > There were various things related to gcc 2.96.
> Reveal the damn problems then!
<censored many flame>

> > It doesn't hurt to leave this faq entry there, but add a notice about newer
> > versions *may* work better.
> This faq entry is a lie, plain and simple. It should be corrected.
Yet, it's a Frequently Asked Question ...
What's lying?

     Q:  What's the problem with gcc 2.96 ?                                     
     A:  gcc 2.96 is RedHat's UNOFFICIAL
	 (it can be found only on RedHat sites,or RedHat distributions)
	 and BUGGY gcc release.
	 gcc 2.96 is TOTALLY unsupported by MPlayer,
	 because it simply SKIPS MMX/3DNow codes, it just does not compile it.
True. (you can argue, but the end is the same)
         Important: this is NOT an MPlayer-specific problem, numerous other
	 projects (DRI, avifile, etc..) have problems with this shit too.                                                    
         DO NOT USE gcc 2.96 !!!
Good advice.
         If you really really want to do so, be sure to use the newest.         
Good advice.

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