back to article GNU Compiler Collection 15 ushers Xeon Phi and Solaris 11.3 to silicon heaven

After dropping Itanium support, GCC 15 is set to kill off more ancient platforms, with the Xeon Phi facing the firing squad alongside the penultimate version of Solaris. Version 15 of the GNU Compiler Collection – GCC to its friends – continues to cast out and expunge unloved legacy processor architectures. A recent patch to …

  1. Bill Gray
    Coat

    by analogy with the Latin for "So passes all Earthly glory [sic transit gloria mundi]."

    ...And Tuesday is usually even worse.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    So much for my T2000

    Well, I can eventually switch to Debian or OBSD but what will they do with gcc?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    They waited until they had more recent kit

    This is really rich. The Lords of GCC declared Solaris 11.3 banished back in 13 but could not actually do it because they had no kit to run Solaris 11.4. (They supplied the option --enable-obsolete, which no longer works.) As soon as they could afford recent kit, off with its head. The Lords of GCC must think that all GCC users on Solaris/Sparc are rich corporate types -- the true spirit of OSS!

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Well duh

    "We are willing to bet that there won't be a version 11.5." I mean, that's hardly a hot take given that Solaris has been released on a continuous delivery basis for the past 7 years, just like some of your other favorite operating systems that you don't snark about at every opportunity.

  5. Bebu Silver badge
    Windows

    "Our apologies if we mangled it."

    I am guessing if the original was grammatical you have got it right. Both mundi and solis are gen.sg. of mundus and sol (2nd, 3rd decl. resp.)

    Apparently to learn latin grammar properly you need to have the exceptions thrashed into you from age 6 at an english public school. :) Of course this results in both likes of sir Humphrey and prats like Boris Johnson who could doubtlessly decline anything except temptation.

    Sad to have seen the passing of Sun Microsystems. The first Unix workstation I encountered was a, then new, Sun-3 running SunOS 3.x (Motorola 680x0 CPU.) I would not underestimate how much of subsequent open source and other tech history was a result of Sun workstations being ubiquitous in academic and research environments of the later 1980s and during 1990s.

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