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Re: Release 0.26: branching
- From: Tristan Gingold <gingold at adacore dot com>
- To: Matthias Klose <doko at ubuntu dot com>
- Cc: Binutils <binutils at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 12:38:54 +0100
- Subject: Re: Release 0.26: branching
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> On 13 Nov 2015, at 10:54, Matthias Klose <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> thanks for bringing this up, and for seeking for a path to a release. Not sure how to address this, however would it be possible to have more time based releases? Binutils somehow had a yearly release schedule, releasing in "summer" for the more recent releases, switching to "late summer" for the past releases. We are in late autumn now. Doing the binutils branch only after GCC enters stage3 makes sense too. Having an end of year release sounds fine, but if this then again slips past the GCC releases typically done in March/April every year, people probably start relying more on trunk builds again?
I was ready to do a release late summer this year, but the development was very activeâ
Not sure wether people rely on the trunk rather than on the release. I personally have no idea about that point.
> Is there any outstanding work to be done for a 2.26 release? I see some work has started for new architectures like ARMv8.1 and POWER9. Will these be completed on the branch as well?
Probably. I also had requests for that.
> I personally would like to see some new options for ld being accepted for gold as well.
> Three weeks ago I switched the current Ubuntu development release to use binutils trunk, finding four or five regressions up to now without doing a full test rebuild. I'm planning to do that for Debian as well now that the 2.26 branch is there. Do other distros have experience using the recent trunk?
Distro people ?