Ricardo Wurmus <rek...@elephly.net> skribis:

> here's a patch series I've been sitting on for about a year.  It's a compiler
> for bare-metal binaries targetting arm-none-eabi.  I'm using this successfully
> to compile ChibiOS for the Axoloti Core board.

Awesome, congrats!

> I've chosen to package the particular compiler version that is used for the
> Axoloti Core, so this is equivalent to what the GNU ARM Embedded Toolchain
> project provides with the "4.9-2015-q2-update" release (see
> https://launchpadlibrarian.net/209776344/release.txt).  I used SVN revisions
> because certain ARM patches are not part of the standard release tarball; they
> are only in SVN.
> I did update newlib to the very latest release, however, because it seems to
> work just fine.
> I don't know if it's okay to keep older versions of the cross compiler.  For
> version 4.9 the GNU ARM Embedded Toolchain project made another release
> "4.9-2015-q3-update".  It's probably better to at least use the upstream
> versions they used for that release instead of basing things on
> "4.9-2015-q2-update".

OK.  Too bad the released versions lack these bits.

> I have no idea if we can build our own version of 4.9 from a later revision,
> because I don't know exactly what patches I'd need to backport.  If somebody
> knows better I'd appreciate hints.

I don’t know, but I think it’s important to provide release tarballs
rather than intermediate revisions (except of course in the case of this
Axoloti cross-compiler).



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