Subject: all platforms upgraded to binutils 2.14
To: None <,>
From: matthew green <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 12/03/2003 21:49:43
hi folks.

i've just switched all in-tree binutils using platforms to the binutils
2.14 tree.  i have tested this on nearly all the major platforms (all
the ones i could get successful builds from - irrespective of binutils
version), and the others seemed to work properly.  i have not done
complete testing for these architectures:

	- hppa
	- sh3 (big & little endian)
	- vax
	- powerpc

hppa world doesn't build, but the tools do and seem to work as well as
the binutils ones.  sh3, vax & powerpc builds all fail in
strange ways whether i use 2.13 or 2.14, but at the very least, the ppc appears to work.

this upgrade should be handled completely smoothly by or the
normal make mechanism.  please send-pr any problems you find.

in the next day or so i will do the following:

	- remove all the in-tree support for building old binutils

	- delete the *really* old gas/ld versions

	- delete the binutils tree from gnu/dist/toolchain

(i'd really like to delete GCC 2 soon as well...)


ps: "look ma, totally up-to-date necessary toolchain components!"