future gcc/gfortran releases on Mac OS X — they may be going away

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Fellow researchers using OS X,

The GNU steering committee has decided to remove OS X (intel) from their primary target list, and OS X (power pc) from their secondary target list. This means that future releases of gcc may not work on OS X. I presume many of you compile codes using gcc every day. This would kill the availability of future updates to a free compiler for languages not supported by llvm/clang on OS X (one of which is Fortran, although clang C++ support is currently spotty as well).

I don’t know what to do about this, and I certainly can’t help maintain gcc. But maybe someone reading this will have an idea, or know someone who can help.


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