4.7 branch and 4.8 plans
joel.sherrill at oarcorp.com
Wed Jun 21 16:35:16 UTC 2006
The Steering Committee has had some
discussions about branching 4.7 and
plans for 4.8. This is my an edited
version of my email which started the
With my week on the edge of Lake Michigan and not being to
answer email, I thought a lot, drank some, and did some
geocaching. My conclusion was that we don't get enough
!!! The time is now to branch 4.7 !!!
I will be gone again the last week of June (next week) so don't want to
branch before that. This would make the branching some time
the 1st week of July.
I know there are a few nits in the CVS tree but overall it is
in good enough shape that I think forking a branch is OK. Branches
get more stable as time goes on.
4.7 tools would be gcc 4.1.x with Ralf's MIPS patch, binutils 2.17
(hopefully unreleased as of yet), and the current newlib and gdb. The
can get updated after we branch
The biggest issues I know of that need to be addressed before branching
+ that the pc386 BSP does not run netdemo on qemu. Need help!!!
+ a significant SPARC BSP update is missing. Need help!!!
+ I need to merge a POSIX semaphore timedwait patch.
While I am gone, please try to test, update the Wiki to include test
let's get stable.
I have started a Wiki page for 4.8 ideas and hope we can all work
improve the RTEMS release cycle scheduling. I for one, need to be
it looks like the code is in good enough shape to branch. It needs to
Comments, suggestions, etc. are always appreciated.
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