Building GCC with Ada on Solaris x86

In a long thread on comp.lang.ada titled Companies Only Offering Ada-95 Compilers Simon Wright decided to post a short notice about him having build GCC 4.7.0 for Solaris 11 i386/amd64 and uploaded the result to sourceforge:

Building GCC with Ada on Solaris x86

I tip my hat to Simon and his ability to fight his way through what appeared to me to be a rather dense jungle of weird little issues. Awesome work Simon!

You can grab the resulting package here.

Solaris GNAT Packages

If you’ve been craving for some Ada loving on Solaris, then now is perhaps the time to rejoice. Yesterday Maciej Bliziński contacted me and asked for help finding people who were willing to put in a bit of time and effort in testing his new Ada frontend for GCC 4.6.x on Solaris.

You can read his request at the dragonlace.net mail list.

If you’re both a Solaris user and an Ada programmer, then this should be grand news to you. Please get in touch with Maciej, if you’re interested in helping him test these new packages.