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Re: Ada files now checked in


"Joseph S. Myers" <jsm28@cam.ac.uk> writes:

> On Tue, 2 Oct 2001, Richard Kenner wrote:
> 
> >     Could you please add/submit a news item to/for our main web page?
> > 
> >     (The web pages are under CVS control, in the wwwdocs module.)
> > 
> > I don't know how to access that, but I'll try to get to it sometime
> 
> As a high-priority matter, both contribute.html and cvswrite.html need to
> be updated as well to make it clear whether and when an Ada bootstrap is
> required for changes outside of the Ada front end and libraries.  (That
> is, the SC should decide this, but until it is decided it is unclear what
> should be tested.  Similarly, it should be clarified when testing on
> platforms that do not support all front ends or libraries (e.g., platforms
> with no libgcj support) suffices.)
> 
> Will the automated regression tester now start testing Ada?  (Even before
> an Ada testsuite is available in CVS, simply testing that it bootstraps
> should be a useful addition to the regression tests, especially if many
> developers don't immediately start building Ada, but I don't know how much
> this would add to bootstrap times.)

If gnat will build with 'configure' and 'make bootstrap', then the
tester is testing it now.

It's somewhat a hypothetical situation at present, because the native
boostrap is broken; I'm looking at that right now.
-- 
- Geoffrey Keating <geoffk@geoffk.org>


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