Requests Patches to be Applied to 4.10
gedare at rtems.org
Thu Feb 11 19:46:55 UTC 2021
On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 12:30 PM Joel Sherrill <joel at rtems.org> wrote:
> Phillip Smith pinged me at the FSW via Slack about this set of patches he proposed be added to the 4.10 branch.
> I assume this matches what their project requires. Given that 4.10 is the last unirprocessor version and we appear to be recommending 5 over 4.11, I suggest we consider applying the patches and discuss the possibility of another release. 
> I've previously suggested treating 4.10 as a long-term version since it is the last uniprocessor version and a good baseline for behavior, performance, and size.
I've agreed with that view, and in fact we do have several (20+?)
patches that have been pushed on top of 4.10.2 (including some that
broke internal APIs such as my PIP improvements). So, these patches
can be considered for sure for a 4.10.3 cut. But we need to marshal
time and resources to make it happen. I'm willing to contribute as I
am able to do so.
>  Yes I know release cutting is thankless unpaid work. First step is just applying patches.
If I remember the discussion right, we came to the conclusion that
maintaining 4.10 would require more resources than we have available
to commit. I would suggest we identify what the costs may be
(hardware, labor) for a long-term stable 4.10 version, and target some
fundraising toward users that would benefit from it. I guess there may
be at least some space and EPICS users that might be interested.
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