2.22.1 Possible -> Yes!

Mike Frysinger vapier@gentoo.org
Fri Apr 27 14:28:00 GMT 2012


On Friday 27 April 2012 06:46:48 Alan Modra wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 12:31:56PM +0200, Tristan Gingold wrote:
> > One more word about binutils release:  I think it is not as important as
> > it was in the past.  Many (> 99% maybe) of binutils users use
> > Fedora/Suse/RH/XXX versions of binutils, which follow a second release
> > process.
> 
> Yes, and the funny thing about that is that I get to backport to Suse
> and RedHat as I just said in another email.  So they stay on an older
> binutils release for stablity, but their powerpc backends look
> surprisingly like mainline binutils!

and that works only because there is an experienced developer making sure it 
works.  imo, it shouldn't take a binutils expert to make the binutils releases 
usable for everyone.  hence doing point releases with targeted bug fixes.
-mike
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