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Re: Release 2.23
On 01/08/12 15:35, Tristan Gingold wrote:
> On Aug 1, 2012, at 4:02 PM, Richard Earnshaw wrote:
>>> As it might change the schedule, I'd like to understand the reasons for having aarch64 in 2.23
>> Because binutils is a key enabler and rolling this out into various
>> distros is significantly harder if it isn't in a major release. In
>> particular we're targetting GCC-4.8 for the main compiler support and
>> that needs a binutils that supports it.
> Looks like a good rational, but this opens other possibilities:
> * would it be acceptable to add aarch64 only in 2.23.1 (in case the submission takes time) ?
Perhaps, if we can guarantee that it's timely enough.
> * if aarch64 comes only with 2.24, what would be the ideal schedule for the release ?
>> Why are we planning a binutils release so much earlier this year than we
>> have done for the previous 3 or 4 years (at least)?
> I plan a release when the trunk is relatively quiet and when I have enough time for it.
> Traditionally, the major release is planed for end of summer but we often slip a while :-)
So why not this time? ;-)
Looking at the review feedback so far, there's very little that we
wouldn't expect to address before the end of August.