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Re: 2.22.1 Possible -> Yes!
On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 03:29:22PM +0200, Tristan Gingold wrote:
> Ok, I will make a 2.22.1 release.
I don't know why we bother with branches. We just fool users into
thinking that the branches are live, when really, not much activity
takes place on binutils branches.
> If anyone has patches to backport, please speak up.
The 2.22 branch doesn't even build with current gcc. Lots of set but
unused variable warnings. I started fixed them all, and backporting
powerpc patches, then decided the whole process is just an incredible
waste of developer time. binutils is a stable project. We don't have
people contributing new features that might destabilise everything, at
least not very often. So
- Announce a release is happening in 1 week. Hopefully people will
take notice, and test their favourite targets. During this time,
everyone should take a conservative approach to patches.
- Tag the trunk and release.
- If the release is a disaster, repeat.
This wouldn't preclude cutting a branch from the tag point should we
find that necessary at some later date.
Australia Development Lab, IBM