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    Default LLVM's Clang Now Successfully Builds Qt

    Phoronix: LLVM's Clang Now Successfully Builds Qt

    A week after the release of LLVM 2.9 with Clang, it now appears that it's successfully building the Qt library. Not only is Clang being boot-strapped and compiling Qt4, but it's also building the WebKit module. Once everything's built, it's working and even the Flash module is working from within there...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTMxNg

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    Default wow!

    It would be nice to benchmark Qt applications as built with GCC vs LLVM!

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    Once this can build Linux. BSD and KDE, there is no GNU/ in Linux anymore. Not that removing all FSF software is great, but it would be funny to shove that into RMS' face.

    All due respect for RMS, though. If HURD would be stable and included KMS+Gallium I might be running Debian/GNU/HURD bleeding edge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V!NCENT View Post
    Once this can build Linux. BSD and KDE, there is no GNU/ in Linux anymore. Not that removing all FSF software is great, but it would be funny to shove that into RMS' face.
    Maybe there's no GNU/ in the name, but there's a lot of GNU software and will be. I prefer to use and support GNU software than BSD. Even if Clang will be able to build Linux it has to also reach performance parity with GCC. Keep in mind GNU != GPL and the GPL is the most important license in FLOSS (no surprise it's the most widely used in Open Source projects). Linux and BSDs owns GNU a lot, but it doesn't mean we should say GNU/Linux, GNU/BSD. More correct is KDE/Linux, Gnome/Linux, but this sucks. I'd also like to see some performance comparison between desktop application with different compilers used. However, I have no idea how to make such benchmark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V!NCENT View Post
    Once this can build Linux. BSD and KDE, there is no GNU/ in Linux anymore. Not that removing all FSF software is great, but it would be funny to shove that into RMS' face.
    Don't forget that GNOME is also part of the GNU project. Compilers and kernels are only of interest to a small subset of GNU/Linux users and BSD and KDE are irrelevant.

    But this GNU/Linux thing is really an old battle. Nowadays most people just call it Ubuntu .

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    Quote Originally Posted by monraaf View Post
    Don't forget that GNOME is also part of the GNU project. Compilers and kernels are only of interest to a small subset of GNU/Linux users and BSD and KDE are irrelevant.
    *Hmphff* Everybody knows Gnome is irrelevant

    Anyway... I was justing pointing out that it would be funny to make a totaly non-GNU OS and show it to RMS

    But this GNU/Linux thing is really an old battle. Nowadays most people just call it Ubuntu .
    Lol true that. BTW I don't care what people call it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V!NCENT View Post
    non-GNU OS and show it to RMS
    It's been done before, it's just a royal PITA to setup. Some linux kernel based firmwares for example do not use the GNU toolchain.

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