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Synchronizing Binutils and GDB releases
- From: Nicholas Clifton <nickc at redhat dot com>
- To: Tristan Gingold <gingold at adacore dot com>, Joel Brobecker <brobecker at adacore dot com>
- Cc: "binutils at sourceware dot org" <binutils at sourceware dot org>, gdb at sourceware dot org
- Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:31:23 +0100
- Subject: Synchronizing Binutils and GDB releases
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Hi Tristan, Hi Joel,
What do you think to the idea of synchronizing GDB and BINUTILS
The idea was raised at this year's GNU Tool's Cauldron. It would
help users who manage combined toolchain sources. Currently if they
want to create a combined tree of specific releases of the gcc, gdb and
binutils they have to choose which version of the BFD library to use.
But if they find a bug and want to check in a fix, they have to remember
that there are actually two versions of the BFD sources to patch.
Multiply this by a number of different GDB/BINUTILS release
combintations and this becomes a maintenance headache.
If we had a combined release there would be only one branch in the
git repository and things would be a lot simpler. We could even extend
this idea by arranging for the release to happen slightly before each
GCC release. Then GCC version X could could say that it works best with
GDB/BINUTILS version Y.