Releases (was: ARM Cortex-M3)

Claus, Ric claus at
Mon Feb 7 23:37:37 UTC 2011

On Feb 7, 2011, at 2:57 PM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:

> On 02/07/2011 11:29 PM, Peter Dufault wrote:
>> On Feb 7, 2011, at 12:46 , Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>>> ... except that these versions are hopelessly outdated (You will really
>>> want to use the rtems-4.11 versions), there shouldn't be much wrong with
>>> this.
>> Do you mean that he should also switch to 4.11 RTEMS or just tools?
> Depends ...
>> I'm asking because I'm about to rebuild my 4.10 mpc5554 BSP, and to get started I fetched all the tools from the 4.10 location on the FTP site.
>> For my mpc5554 application I make a multilib with "-mfloat-gprs=single -mspe".
>> Is that the right thing to do?
> ... for implementing a new target or multilib and active development, 
> I'd recommend using "rtems4.11"+accompanied toolchains, because this is 
> were active development goes into.
> ... for "production works", I'd recommend using "rtems4.10"+accompanied 
> toolchains, because they, except that still no tarball has been 
> released, are "stable".

Is there a planned timeframe for a 4.10 release?

> rtems4.9, though it's still officially labeled "stable", as far as I am 
> concerned, and though some people will want to kill me for saying so, 
> actually is de-facto "dead".

So there is no plan to actually release 4.9.5?

> I.e. to the OP, I'd recommend rtems4.11 (comprising gcc-4.5.2, 
> binutils-2.21). To you, rtems4.10 likely is the preferrable choice.

Massively confused by the RTEMS release process...


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