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Re: Releases 2.27 and 2.26.1

On 22 Jun 2016 10:33, Peter Bergner wrote:
> On 6/22/16 9:49 AM, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> > On 22 Jun 2016 09:26, Peter Bergner wrote:
> >> On 6/10/16 10:02 AM, Tristan Gingold wrote:
> >>> I'd like to create the 2.27 branch soon, and also to build the 2.26.1 release.
> >>> If you have any pending patch you'd like to have in one of these releases, please speak quickly!
> >>
> >> Our hardware people just contacted me this morning about a few new
> >> instructions being added to ISA 3.0 (ie, POWER9).  I'd like to add
> >> those to trunk to make 2.27.  I can have them committed today if
> >> that's alright with you.
> >
> > wasn't the idea of doing two releases a year specifically to avoid
> > this last minute kind of rush ?  is this hardware going to be coming
> > out in the next 6 months such that everyone will have access to it ?
> We're trying to catch a distro freeze that will use 2.27 and 2.27
> already has support for ISA 3.0...minus these few instructions.
> We'd like for the assembler if it supports ISA 3.0, to support all
> ISA 3.0 instructions.  Some of these new instructions are also
> insns userland programs would/will use.

that doesn't really answer the hardware question.  every distro has
"another release".  are you trying to hit this point for your own
development needs, or are people actually going to get their hands
on this hardware ?

> It's not like this change will affect other arches.

it affects everyone when people want to hold the train back while they
slip their "one thing" in.  at some point, the train needs to leave.

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