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Re: Procedure to allow creation of a"users/ARM" namespace on binutils-gdb git?


On Thursday 10 March 2016 10:08:13 Thomas Preudhomme wrote:
> Hi,
> TL;DR: What needs doing to OK the creation of a "users/ARM" namespace on
> binutils-gdb git?
> The toolchain that ARM maintains at [1] occasionally contains some patches
> on top of the stable binutils and gdb branches on which it is based.
> Typically, this would be backports to add support for a new ARM
> architecture (eg. Cortex- m7 support in our release based on GCC 4.8 and
> 4.9). The source for this is currently only available as tarball and we
> would like to have publicly available branches for users who which to have
> the patch breakdown or prefer to use git clone. These would work in a
> similar manner to the ARM/embedded-5- branch in GCC SVN repository. We
> believe the most sensible location for hosting these branches is on
> sourceware as a sub-namespace of users, in the same way as the "users/hjl"
> namespace. People would then clone the binutils branch with git clone -b
> ARM/embedded-5-branch
> ssh:// and similar for gdb.
> We are therefore wondering what is the procedure to OK the creation a new
> namespace (say users/ARM) on sourceware?
> [1]
> Best regards,
> Thomas Preud'homme

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