arm gcc: info about branches on svn and git

Massimiliano Cialdi
Fri Dec 18 12:27:00 GMT 2015

On Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 4:30 PM, Jonathan Wakely <> wrote:
>> Here it is told "Very occasionally these branches will hold patches
>> that are waiting for trunk acceptance". I wonder why new feature, bug
>> fixes and enhancement aren't regularly submitted for trunk acceptance.
> It doesn't say that.
> It says that some patches are *waiting* to be accepted, not that they
> were not submitted.
I wonder why not all patches are submitted.
As it is written, it seems that some patches (perhaps many) are never
submitted for trunk acceptance

> I don't know anything about the branch, but the way I read the docs
> the branch *might* have some arm-specific features that were added on
> trunk but not backported to the official gcc-4_9-branch. It *might*
> also have some arm-specific patches that were added to the branch and
> haven't been added to trunk yet.
> So the patches on the branch are either already on trunk or have been
> proposed for the trunk.
So trunk might already have patch applied to ARM/embedded-*-branch.

Is it reasonable to assume that the official gcc-5-branch has at least
all the ARM/embedded-4_8-branch patches (and maybe some patch from

best regards

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Massimiliano Cialdi

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