Phil Edwards, GCC Developer wrote in to say: "The first major release of the GNU Compiler Collection in nine years, GCC 3.0, is finished. There is a long list of new features, including a new x86 back-end, a new C++ library, and a new C++ ABI, to pick my three favorites. Note that the GCC project does not distribute binary packages, only source. And right now the server is heavily loaded, so if you intend to get the source tarball, please /. one of the many ftp mirror sites instead. Plans for 2.95.4 (bugfix release), 3.0.1 (bugfix release), and 3.1 (more user-visible features) are all in progress." MartinG points to this mailing list message announcing the upload.