This is the mail archive of the
mailing list for the binutils project.
Re: Why is gold still beta?
- From: Jeff Law <law at redhat dot com>
- To: Ian Lance Taylor <iant at google dot com>, Christoph GrÃninger <foss at grueninger dot de>
- Cc: Binutils <binutils at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2015 17:07:45 -0600
- Subject: Re: Why is gold still beta?
- Authentication-results: sourceware.org; auth=none
- References: <945115316 dot 328496 dot 1427964736283 dot JavaMail dot open-xchange at ptangptang dot store> <CAKOQZ8zsdgnOc4rHjKJ=V4aDpnRBP9NVO_Nfk1W7XfgKqmfd4w at mail dot gmail dot com> <551DBDEF dot 9040201 at grueninger dot de> <CAKOQZ8xUgN=UtdtcP548vZ-pP9yD7QynN+9+3sX9MhSvNTBQFQ at mail dot gmail dot com>
On 04/02/2015 04:25 PM, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
On Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 3:08 PM, Christoph GrÃninger <email@example.com> wrote:
I think it can come out of beta when some distro makes it the
Sounds like an chicken-and-egg problem to me. Which distro will include
a beta linker as their default?
The people who select the software to provide in distros are not, in
my experience, hung up on labels.
I certainly hope not :-)
For Fedora we didn't have any compelling cases that argued for switching
the default to gold. So we kept the default but install both and allow
switching the system linker using the "alternatives" mechanism.
I'd like to revisit again at some point.