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Unread postby mr_ripley » Wed Jul 02, 2003 8:59 am

AFAIK binaries produced with Mips CC are around 30% faster than GCC on average.

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Unread postby vegac » Wed Jul 02, 2003 9:48 am

I wonder how true that remains to be as both applications become more over-intensive, and GCC continues in development.

I mean, yes MipsPRO is shown to be faster, but is it noticeable in "standard" apps (figure, an average GTK program or whatever). And how is GCC's continuing development going? Are apps compiled with gcc 3.3 or whatever, faster than those compiled with 2.95?

Just some questions that I'm guessing people will have opinions about but hard to find rock-solid-facts on

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Unread postby semi-fly » Wed Jul 02, 2003 12:09 pm

wolflord wrote:No, it's actually quite simple...in summary:

For mipspro 7.3(any compiler), you need the Dev. Foundation 1.2 CD aswell as the compiler cd, eg. MipsPro C/C++/F77/F90.

With regard to you "really" wanting the C++ compiler...do you compile any C++ code? If you don't than just the C compiler cd is fine. So I don't see how the C compiler cd "won't do you any good".

GCC is fine for most things, but some software just won't compile with GCC on irix machines...so it can be usefull to have a MipsPro compiler around as well.

You best bet is to wait for a full 7.3 compiler set to come up for auction..then you'll have what you need. I went thru the problems of just getting the C compiler cd for 7.3 with a batch of older 7.2.1 cd for cheap, and then couldn't install 7.3 because I didn't have the right version of the Dev. Foundations.


Yuk. That's what I'll probably do; just hold off until I can locate the entire compiler set, which If I'm correct will include the Dev.Foundations cd. Right?

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Unread postby 0ctane » Sat Jul 12, 2003 8:12 pm

From my experience, just having the software was not enough. Since the mipspro compilers are licensed through flexlm, you need to obtain a license to compile anything. I know that getting a license from SGI can be pretty expensive. Am I completely off the ball here? Have people been able to use the 7.3 compilers without a license?

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Unread postby shrek » Sun Jul 13, 2003 2:24 am

You will need a license. But if you don't care for a legal license... you might want to search google groups :D

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Unread postby nekonoko » Sun Jul 13, 2003 5:25 am

The C compiler will run without a license though it will display nag text during compilation. C++ requires a license.
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Unread postby wolflord » Sun Jul 13, 2003 7:19 am

From my experiance neither the C or C++ compilers(7.2.1 and 7.3.x) don't require a license. I currently have both(both versions as well) and they work fine without a license. They both just have the nag text during compile time. The new 7.4 compilers do require a license though to compile.
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Unread postby Hakimoto » Sun Jul 13, 2003 12:35 pm

Whenever I tried to use cc (MIPS Pro), I got licence warnings and then it would die. I have 6.5.17m installed, I´m not sure if it´s MIPS Pro 7.4 though.
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Unread postby wolflord » Sun Jul 13, 2003 1:32 pm

Hakimoto wrote:Whenever I tried to use cc (MIPS Pro), I got licence warnings and then it would die. I have 6.5.17m installed, I´m not sure if it´s MIPS Pro 7.4 though.


You probaly don't have the front ends installed. And unless you installed 7.4 you don't have it...same for 7.3. Likewise for the front ends to 7.2.1
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Unread postby buggzz » Tue Jul 15, 2003 1:12 pm

nekonoko wrote:The C compiler will run without a license though it will display nag text during compilation. C++ requires a license.


Ok, so this is confusing, I have a 10 CD set with Dev foundation and Libraries and MIPSpro C compiler 7.3. I also have a 10 CD set for MIPSpro C++7.3. The C++ set has an 'entitlement' ID with it, brand new, never opened. What if anything do I need to license through SGI? Will SGI license it without a support agreement, and if not, what do I do?

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Unread postby semi-fly » Tue Jul 15, 2003 2:08 pm

buggzz wrote:
nekonoko wrote:The C compiler will run without a license though it will display nag text during compilation. C++ requires a license.


Ok, so this is confusing, I have a 10 CD set with Dev foundation and Libraries and MIPSpro C compiler 7.3. I also have a 10 CD set for MIPSpro C++7.3. The C++ set has an 'entitlement' ID with it, brand new, never opened. What if anything do I need to license through SGI? Will SGI license it without a support agreement, and if not, what do I do?


Who knows? Get some dice, roll 'em, that's the best way to find out. I've talked with so many different people about this and receved so many different answers that it's ridicules. People wonder why proprietary Unix vendors' are just about dead..

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Unread postby semi-fly » Tue Jul 15, 2003 2:46 pm

In order to install the Dev. Foundation disks, one would also need a license, correct? You can't just "obtain" the disks, load the software manager, and install it, right? :?

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Unread postby vegac » Tue Jul 15, 2003 2:56 pm

Actually, I'm pretty sure you CAN just load up swmgr and install it.
The problem (if any) will come at run time when it can't find a valid license and it starts complaining about it

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Unread postby buggzz » Tue Jul 15, 2003 3:05 pm

semi-fly wrote:In order to install the Dev. Foundation disks, one would also need a license, correct? You can't just "obtain" the disks, load the software manager, and install it, right? :?


Idunno, I am off work now, and 'rolling the dice' I will let you know. As to whether this is legal or not, I can't say.
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Unread postby semi-fly » Tue Jul 15, 2003 4:18 pm

Please let me know how this works out...


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