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Re: Binutils on arm : pls advice me how to proceed
- From: Daniel Jacobowitz <drow at false dot org>
- To: Danny Backx <danny dot backx at scarlet dot be>
- Cc: binutils <binutils at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 14:03:48 -0400
- Subject: Re: Binutils on arm : pls advice me how to proceed
- References: <1146765307.4177.16.camel@dannypc>
On Thu, May 04, 2006 at 07:55:07PM +0200, Danny Backx wrote:
> Pedro Alves and I sent some message on the list that indicate where we
> think some of the problem areas are.
> Clearly, something must be wrong with those messages, as there appears
> to be little attention being payed to them.
> Can someone help me by telling me what I'm missing ?
> Am I sending the wrong information ?
> Am I talking to the wrong public ?
> Am I boring and should I just shut up ? :-)
The maintainers are always busy; it sometimes takes a long time and a
couple of tries to get a response. Patience is very important.
Fixes for WinCE don't normally get a lot of attention, because there's
a relatively small user base.
FWIW, I skimmed some of the patches that have been sent; #ifdefs
are rarely OK. Although some are probably needed since the WinCE
loader is so different from typical ARM loaders, it's important to
minimize them, and to figure out (A) what the differences are supposed
to be, and (B) where the most effective place to implement the changes
is. Another thing that helps to make your changes clear is new
testcases; if there had been enough testcases for the special WinCE
needs, it probably wouldn't have broken.