I wanted to ask what the rationale is behind updating the compiler (in my case gcc8) on the stable channel (18.09 in this case).
I had two updates of the stable channel in this week where I had to download 1 GB and 500MB respectively. I did not check the former, but in the latter where minor updates… nothing too serious, besides
gcc 8.2.0 -> gcc 8.3.0.
I do not see any security issues which were fixed with this particular patch (maybe I’m missing something), so I do not see a reason for this update. All I can see (and I’m only a user in this case) is that I get tons of Megabytes to download (right now over a really slow connection, that’s why I noticed in the first place) but no real benefits (in a “stability” sense).
Can someone elaborate please why we do these kind of updates in the stable channel? Maybe one of the stable channel maintainers even?
(Please: This is not “you idiots made my device download 500 MB”!!! No way! I’m just asking whether there’s a reason I do not see/understand!)
Just to note: I am downloading for over an hour right now. 550 MB.