[PATCH] Upgrade to 5.0.0

Chris Johns chrisj at rtems.org
Wed Nov 15 21:13:25 UTC 2017

On 13/11/2017 18:56, Sebastian Huber wrote:
> There will be no 5.1.X release with X != 0. We have a version scheme change and
> not simply a major version number bump. I think is quite good explained in the
> GCC development page how it works (Version Numbering Scheme for GCC 5 and Up):
> https://gcc.gnu.org/develop.html

I knew there was some discussion about using this model, I was not aware this
was the agreed path. I am fine with this approach and support it.

> We need something similar in the new engineering guide.

Yes. Should the wiki page [1] be updated to make it clear the approach we are
taking until we have an engineering doc?

> What do you mean with separate prefixes? I doubt that you can build a RTEMS 4.1
> with the tool chain of RTEMS 4.10 and vice versa.

Using the gcc approach changes this and what you say makes sense. In this
context I was out by a dot number.

> /opt/rtems/5/bin/X-rtems5-gcc
> /opt/rtems/6 (maybe with the new build system)
> /opt/rtems/7/bin/X-rtems7-gcc

I am looking at the parallel install issue (#3083) and unfortunately a rather
complex fix to it I am attempting to find the simplest path into the build
system and stumbled across this in cpukit/aclocal/rtems-top.m4:


Does this need to change to:





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