texinfo-5.0 available

Gedare Bloom gedare at rtems.org
Mon Feb 18 14:57:23 UTC 2013

Ah ok thank you. I misunderstood the "release" here. I do think we
should (and Joel probably is) start testing it out for our doc builds
of course, but I am definitely opposed to adding any more packages to
our tool chains than necessary.

On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 2:29 AM, Ralf Corsepius
<ralf.corsepius at rtems.org> wrote:
> On 02/17/2013 05:58 PM, Gedare Bloom wrote:
>> Nice. Are we ready to switch our doc build to it?
> Well, texinfo-5.0 is new major release - I.e. a it's "dot null" release,
> released 2 days ago, which is likely to come with a lot of yet unknown
> regressions, incompatibilities and bugs.
> That said, IMO there'd be nothing wrong in individuals using it locally.
> However, unless you want to add another package to the rtems-toolchains, I
> do not consider it advisable to adopt it now and to mandatorially require it
> for building RTEMS at this point in time (E.g. by exploiting new features).
> My advise: Not require it until texinfo-5.0 has seen substantial exposure
> "to the wild" - E.g. until major Linux distros have adopted it and major
> packages are using it.
> Ralf
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