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The OpenSolaris kernel currently builds cleanly with the specially patched GCC compiler, although the result does not yet boot. This is being worked on by interested parties, and as such we are not too concerned. While it's unlikely Sun Studio will be open sourced, we see no reason for Oracle to discontinue providing it free of charge. There are also the PathScale and LLVM compiler suites available3.4 compiler shipped with OpenIndiana. Work is under way to allow building using a more recent GCC. There are also various other open source compiler suites to which we could turn, with more effort, should it turn out to be necessary or advantageous.

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