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Re: Why is gold still beta?

On 02 Apr 2015 15:21, H.J. Lu wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 10:44 AM, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 1:52 AM, Christoph GrÃninger wrote:
> >> Hi folks,
> >> I am wondering why gold is still marked as in beta testing. It was added
> >> to binutils seven years ago.
> >> Is there a reason for this? What is missing? Are there plans to release
> >> it as a proper part of binuitls without being beta?
> >
> > I think it can come out of beta when some distro makes it the standard linker.
> >
> > (I'm actually not sure where it is marked as being in beta.)
> Gold still can't generate working glibc:

and berkdb and grub and syslinux and ntfs3g (fuse) and seabios and ipxe.  at 
least distros generally install both and these packages can work around with 
newer -fuse-ld=bfd, but it still kind of sucks.

i understand that the priorities don't exactly line up, but it doesn't make 
things at the end of the day cut & dry for a distro.

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