Fwd: Re: Deprecating and removing old targets

Steve Bartolomei sbartolomei@lynx.com
Fri Sep 16 17:56:00 GMT 2016


Please feel free to get rid of the sparc and 68K targets.
We don't expect to have any customers looking for updates for
either of those platforms.

Steve Bartolomei

On 9/14/2016 9:47 AM, Joel Sherrill wrote:
> Hi
> This came across the binutils mailing list. I don't know
> if you guys have anyone tracking this list.  Someone
> from your side should speak up.
> --joel
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject: Re: Deprecating and removing old targets
> Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:18:01 -0500
> From: Jose E. Marchesi <jose.marchesi@oracle.com>
> To: Nick Clifton <nickc@redhat.com>
> CC: Tristan Gingold <gingold@adacore.com>, binutils <binutils@sourceware.org>
>         > On 12/09/16 08:37, Tristan Gingold wrote:
>     > Hello,
>     >
>     > after a short discussion at the GNU cauldron 2016, I'd like to hear
>     > opinion about removing old targets in bfd.
>     > It is hard to know whether or not they are used, so if you are using an 
> old target please speak up.
>         Just to be clear, in case anyone reading Tristan email does not know
>     this, any targets that we do decide to remove would first be added to
>     the obsolete targets list (in bfd/config.bfd), and only once a major
>     release has happened (probably 2.28 in this case), would we start
>     actually removing code.
> Does that mean I can remove the code for sparc*-*-rtemsaout and
> sparc-*-lynxos*?  They have been listed as obsolete in config.bfd for a
> long time.
> It would be nice if we could get rid of the sparc-coff (only used by
> lynxos AFAIK) an even the sparc-aout (old netBSD, sunos) stuff all at
> once.  Only ELF sparc targets would remain..

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