Re: G4 & Linux

Subject: Re: G4 & Linux
From: Jason Titus (
Date: Thu Nov 18 1999 - 15:01:19 MST

Apple modified egcs 1.12 to use AltiVec, and made the source available to
the Darwin project (although in a not very public way). There was a
discussion on the GCC mailing list about when Apple would be presenting
their code for inclusion and I believe now it is a matter of the copyright
being assigned (see
e&config=egcs&words=altivec&restrict= for all the discussions).

If you want the Apple versions (currently only designed to work w/ Darwin)
go to :


>From: Dan Delaney <>
>To: <>
>Subject: Re: G4 & Linux
>Date: Thu, Nov 18, 1999, 4:39 PM

> Is there even a compiler available yet for PPC Linux that will take
> advantage of Altivec instructions?

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