[Buildroot] [PATCH 00/10] Proposals of deprecation/removal, mainly affecting toolchain

Gustavo Zacarias gustavo at zacarias.com.ar
Tue Jul 1 19:08:43 UTC 2014

On 07/01/2014 03:02 PM, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:

> Hello,
> This set of patches proposes a certain number of deprecation or
> removal. They are mostly independent from each other:

Hi, let's see each point.

>  - Deprecation of the AVR32 architecture.

+1 from me, it's a dead-end and i've been (not secretly) hoping for this.

>  - Removal of old binutils versions
>  - Removal of uClibc
>  - Removal of gcc 4.3.x and 4.6.x
>  - Removal of gdb 7.4 and 7.5
>  - Removal of busybox version selection

All of these should follow the deprecation guidelines i think?
Busybox in particular should keep at least a previous version around,
because there have been cases of .0 releases being quite broken.
Maybe patches show up soon but they don't follow a release schedule like
we do and there could be problems with that.
Also punching a hole in gcc version continuity even though logical
sounds dirty (and really they aren't stopping any features other than
missing atomics in old versions).

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