4.11 Release Requirements Branching
ralf.corsepius at rtems.org
Mon Jan 13 15:35:17 UTC 2014
On 01/13/2014 01:48 PM, Sebastian Huber wrote:
> Hello Joel,
> some notes regarding your list:
> The following are things that MUST be resolved before 4.11 is branched:
> Tools stabilized on known versions
Primary issue to me: Newlib's lack of API/ABI stability.
To many changes. That said, I do not see any perspective for an RTEMS
release unless there are, say at least 2 months without newlib receiving
In case somebody wonders, why I haven't upgraded newlib in my toolchain
packages: The churn the RTEMS submissions are causing have become
unprocessible to me.
> Looks impossible to have all tools on same GCC version.
IMO, it's time to pull the plug out of some targets.
- the avr, lm32 and m32c target should be discontinued, because the
corresponding toolchains are in rather unusable shape with no
improvements in sight.
- the sh and h8x also seem to be candidates for discontinuation.
At least I don't see a viable userbase of them.
> Some GDB simulators do not support Mingw. We will likely have
> to accept that.
> Status of USB and new TCP/IP stack
> -> We should not couple the RTEMS 4.11 release with the network stack
My opinion: Not ready, postpone after 4.11.
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