Subject: Non "new-toolchain" platforms
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason R Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 01/27/2002 16:57:17
The following platforms have not yet switched to the new toolchain:
arm32 arm32 (SHARK)
All of the "arm32" platforms will be switching to
the new MACHINE_ARCH of "arm". All platforms that
have the MACHINE_ARCH of "arm" are using the new
acorn32 can switch as soon as the -fshort-enums issue
has been decided.
arm32 (SHARK) can switch as soon as a way to load an
ELF kernel is devised. Realistically, the MACHINE
value for this port will also change to "dnard" (the
directory in the source tree for this already exists).
We also need to decide the -fshort-enums issue here.
cats can switch as soon as a way to load an ELF kernel
is devised and the -fshort-enums issue has been decided.
All of the SuperH platforms are currently using the
old COFF toolchain. We are going to completely deprecate
the COFF object format in favor of ELF (with no leading
underscores). I am slowly making progress on this. I
need to apply some bugfixes to the gcc 2.95.3 compiler.
I will then attempt to build ELF snapshots for these
platforms and solicit testers.
I can test dreamcast directly, but will need other
sh3 folks to step forward so I can test on their
I don't know the status of this. Amiga people: please
hurry up and get this port switched, or at least tell
me what the hold up is.
As far as I know, all the work here has been done.
There is no reason why this port cannot switch. Unless
a mac68k maintainer can give me a good reason why it
*hasn't* switched, I am going to make new-toolchain
and ELF the default in a couple of days.
What's the scoop, here? When I saw this wasn't
new-toolchain, I was somewhat surprised. Is it
a matter of simple configury stuffs?
This is nearly finished. There is apparently some
strange reloc bug, however, which Matt Thomas hasn't
had the chance to track down yet. Other than that,
this could switch.
I would strongly encourage those people on the hook for getting a port
switched to ELF/new-toolchain to pick up the pace. Releng is going to
have a discussion about what to do with non-new-toolchain platforms
(there is some push to be able to cross-build releases). Certainly,
platforms that have not switched to new-toolchain by the next release
after 1.6 could be left out in the cold (marked as "de-supported").
-- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>