Fwd: Re: Deprecating and removing old targets
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.
On 9/14/2016 9:47 AM, Joel Sherrill wrote:
> 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.
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject: Re: Deprecating and removing old targets
> Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:18:01 -0500
> From: Jose E. Marchesi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Nick Clifton <email@example.com>
> CC: Tristan Gingold <firstname.lastname@example.org>, binutils <email@example.com>
> > 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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