KT.Linuxcare.com: Argument Over Quality Of Red Hat 7.0Jan 01, 2001, 19:46 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Zack Brown)
"This was the now-famous thread in which Linus Torvalds said:"
"Quite frankly, anybody who uses RedHat 7.0 and their broken compiler for _anything_ is going to have trouble.""Jakub Jelinek replied that the bugs reported against Red Hat's gcc had already been fixed, to which Linus replied, "That's good. It's even better if you don't play quite as fast-and-lose with your shipping compiler."
"Elsewhere, Alan Cox also replied to Linus' initial post. Responding to Linus' statement that Red Hat's gcc had not been approved by the gcc technical people, Alan asserted that all but two of Red Hat's patches had been accepted into the upstream sources, which he felt showed their approval of Red Hat's choice."