Revised release criteria for GCC 4.0

Mark Mitchell mark@codesourcery.com
Mon Dec 13 15:24:00 GMT 2004


Richard Earnshaw wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-12-13 at 02:09, Mark Mitchell wrote:
> 
>>Working with the SC, I have prepared revised release criteria for GCC 
>>4.0, which are available here:
>>
>>   http://gcc.gnu.org/gcc-4.0/criteria.html
>>
>>These revisions include changes to the set of primary and secondary 
>>platforms to more accurately reflect the platforms currently thought to 
>>be important, and also include more realistic goals for validation.
>>
>>Comments are welcome, and we might make changes if there is sufficient 
>>momentum in a particular direction.  However, I would suggest that you 
>>not spend too much energy picking nits; our release criteria are 
>>guidelines, not absolutes.
> 
> 
> How come mips-elf is a primary platform, but arm-elf is only secondary?

Historical accident, as much as anything.

There was a MIPS platform before (IRIX).  The SC seemed to agree that 
IRIX was no longer a major focus, but wanted to keep a MIPS platform.

I certainly have no objection to adding arm-none-elf to the primary 
platform lists; it seems like a good idea to me.  Would you like to ask 
the SC directly, or would you prefer that I do it?

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Mark Mitchell
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