<offlist> Re: ANN: microblaze-rtems4.11 toolchain

Joel Sherrill joel.sherrill at OARcorp.com
Sat Apr 21 19:40:48 UTC 2012

It is better when there is an open effort to do a port. And honestly, it wasn't an open effort when you answered. A few private emails about doing the port and the tools appeared. I hadn't committed to digging out the old first hack at seeing how hard it was even yet.

Ralf was a bit eager. :) But seriously this situation is rare compared to random tool updates with no announcement, testing or explanation. That happens regularly.

And after my margarita induced answer, I know I make mistakes too


Gedare Bloom <gedare at rtems.org> wrote:

>Hello Thomas (and Ralf):
>I have had time to think on it (and sleep on it) and am not pleased
>with how I responded initially.  It is obvious to me now that having
>the tools graciously provided by Ralf for a port is vastly superior to
>not having them :)
>On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 2:28 AM, Thomas Doerfler
><Thomas.Doerfler at embedded-brains.de> wrote:
>> Gedare,
>> here I disagree with you. Setting up a proper toolchain for a new target
>> is non-trivial and Ralf definitively knows best how to do this. If
>> MicroBlaze _might_ get support, havng a proper toolchain ready is a benefit.
>> If somebody is interested to porting RTEMS to microblaze, this is one
>> step further to the goal.
>> Having a toolchain ready doesn't mean the whole port is done. And
>> developers should know the difference.
>> wkr,
>> Thomas.
>> Am 19.04.2012 17:30, schrieb Gedare Bloom:
>>> I disagree with pushing out toolchains for unsupported/uncommitted
>>> architectures. It sends the message that we will provide/have support
>>> for targets that we do not. I should think that anyone working on a
>>> port they ought to be able to manage their own toolchains until they
>>> release it publicly.
>>> -Gedare
>>> On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 9:29 AM, Ralf Corsepius
>>> <ralf.corsepius at rtems.org> wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> By public demand, I have added a microblaze-rtems4.11 to the toolchains I am
>>>> building for RTEMS.
>>>> The corresponding patches are integrated into the latest rtems-4.11
>>>> toolchain patches, which can either be found in
>>>> rtems-4.11-branch in git://git.rtems.org/data/git/cross-rpms.git
>>>> or in
>>>> ftp://ftp.rtems.org/pub/rtems/SOURCES/4.11
>>>> For now, this toolchain is just a "first, experimental stab", which "just
>>>> builds", but has not seen any actual testing yet and is meant to be
>>>> convenience to prospective users.
>>>> Any feedback welcome.
>>>> Ralf
>>>> P.S.: I don't mean to threaten anybody, but as I don't have any use for this
>>>> target myself, I would not have many problems in removing this toolchain
>>>> again, shouldn't we see an RTEMS microblaze port inside of the sourcetree in
>>>> "not too distant future" ;)
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