arm gcc: info about branches on svn and git

Jonathan Wakely
Fri Dec 18 14:17:00 GMT 2015

On 18 December 2015 at 12:26, Massimiliano Cialdi <> wrote:
> 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

No, it doesn't say that.

>> 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
> ARM/embedded-4_9-branch)?

Yes, probably, but I would compare the branches myself if I cared.

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