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Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/cross/mingw-binutils
Everybody is tired of this. This is my last response on the topic.
On 10/10/2012 00:10, Aleksej Saushev wrote:
It is a separate project already,
It's joined at the hip with NetBSD the OS. No point in denying that,
this very topic about spinning it off came up recently again. (and was
blown off again)
but that doesn't mean that DragonFly
must be treated as system no. 1 and all others ignored.
So somehow you changed "stop disparaging other platforms" into "I treat
DragonFly as #1 system". That's deflection. Supporting GCC 4.7 is not
good for DragonFly, it's good for pkgsrc. NetBSD will never have GCC
4.7 in base? ever?
It doesn't matter if it is days or years. It still doesn't make Debian
platform no. 1 for pkgsrc. It doesn't make GCC 4.1 obsolete either,
whether you like it or not.
Actually, by any reasonably measure, GCC 4.1 is long obsolete.
I am not saying 4.1 shouldn't be supported by pkgsrc. However, I will
ask if there are written policies about what is supported? Do you cut
it off at 2.95? 3.0? 3.4? 4.0? 4.1? If this isn't written down,
then there's no policy violation. I've heard that the directive to
support NetBSD 4.0 disappears when NetBSD 6 is released. What's the
oldest netBSD 5.0 compiler? Obviously it ignores every other Operating
System but at least it's a measuring stick to understand what
functionality needs to be protected. Defaulting to NetBSD 2.0
capabilities over something more recent is debatable.
Have you ever looked at pkgsrc/mk/bsd.hacks.mk and pkgsrc/mk/compiler/gcc.mk?
If not, take a look at it and stop rolling crude uncontrolled hacks again and
It is a separate project that has its own rules which differ from DragonFly.
Yes, I added a new compiler to gcc.mk. And?
I interpret your response as declining to offer me anything useful.
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