[Buildroot] Buildroot maintainer and stable releases

Thomas Lundquist lists at zelow.no
Wed Jan 7 18:43:38 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jan 06, 2009 at 08:09:30PM +0100, Ulf Samuelsson wrote:
> A typical issue that pops up from time to time is that
> people build the toolchain with a certain configuration
> and then finds that they need a different configurtion
> to build a package, and do not realize that they 
> need to rebuild the toolchain for the changes to take effect.

Which is why...

> It would be good to resolve this, and this is why I have
> proposed to separate toolchain build.

..This is a bad idea.

(Since the rebuild should be automagic if there are 
 changes in configurations that requires one.)

> With SYSROOT in gcc-4 there is really no reason 
> to induce people to rebuild the toolchain,
> and we might want to support downloading a binary toolchain as well.

The only way to support this should be through the "external toolchain" 
thingie. (And that should have it's own maintainer, one that uses this)


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