Fwd: 2011 Newlib snapshot approaching

Ralf Corsepius ralf.corsepius at rtems.org
Wed Dec 14 09:37:51 UTC 2011

On 12/14/2011 02:59 AM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On 12/14/2011 12:09 AM, Joel Sherrill wrote:
>> Again.. something I am sure we all expected..
>> newlib-1.19.0-rtems4.11-20111006.diff is 6336
>> lines long and the ChangeLog diff looks like most of this
>> is third party submissions which I would expect are already
>> merged.
> This perception is wrong.
Oops, scratch this sentence - I misread your posting. Your observation 
is right, sorry.

> Most of the rtems-newlib*.diff _is_ the diff between upstream's current
> CVS and upstream's latest tarball.
> The actual diff between newlib-CVS and rtems-newlib is very small.
>> How much of this patch is unmerged? Can we
>> approach a 0 line diff?
> Impossible, because we have patches which are conflicting with upstream.
> It's not much of a secret, I am leaning towards formally forking away
> from upstream newlib.

The point is: I have been tracking upstream pretty closely, but there 
are unsubmittable diffs and there are parts in upstream newlib, which 
are non-applicable to RTEMS.


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