RTEMS 4.6.5 available
Joel Sherrill <joel@OARcorp.com>
joel.sherrill at OARcorp.com
Fri Oct 7 14:17:25 UTC 2005
Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-10-06 at 18:26 -0500, Joel Sherrill wrote:
>>It's that time again. The list of fixes committed to the
>>4.6 branch reached a level that makes a new release a good
>>idea. The time since 4.6.4 has been busier than the number of
>>PRs addressed indicates. There was only one bug fix for RTEMS
>>proper and one for the missing patch to the shared console
>>driver code. But more important, were the PRs that reflect
>>significant improvements to BSPs. The PowerPC MBX8xx BSPs
>>and the SPARC BSPs have had a significant refresh.
>>It can be downloaded from
> 4.6.4 or 4.6.5?
>>I do not consider the 4.6 branch dead even with this release.
> I beg to differ ... I do!
> 4.6.x is outdated and in "bug fix" only mode.
I agree completely. No functional or API changes go into 4.6 -- only
bug fixes. I just meant that I would not be surprised if in a few
months, there are enough bug fixes to justify another release from
> It lacks all the years (!)
> of progress on the configuration and toolchain side. You won't even be
> able to build 4.6.x with modern toolchains.
Yes and I would like to get a 4.7 release branch started soon based upon
gcc 4.x. At the moment, I think the following issues need to be
addressed before branching 4.7:
+ pc386 ticker.exe does not work with gcc 4.x
+ Till filed a handful of PRs this week that need to be looked at
> Any new development at least by me, will take place on cvs trunk /
> rtems-4.7, only.
Any real development by me also occurs there as well. For example,
I plan to do Doxygen on the score until I pass out on the plane today.
That would not go into 4.6 at all.
This is my last email. I look forward to seeing you next week.
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