Strategy for packaging an ARM Cortex-M toolchain

Przemek Klosowski przemek.klosowski at nist.gov
Fri May 25 19:10:38 UTC 2012


On 05/23/2012 12:14 PM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On 05/23/2012 06:07 PM, Rob Spanton wrote:
>> So is it best to attempt to get one arm-binutils package and remove
>> redundancy, or is it going to be more productive to just put up with the
>> redundancy for now?
> No, this will hardly work and would be a nightmare to maintain.
>
> I recomment to implement 2 separate toolchains with separate packages.

Well, maybe that's true in the interest of expediency, but it's hardly 
an optimal solution. Would it at least be possible to list reasons why 
binutils have to be different, with the hope that they would be reduced 
over time, allowing eventual merging of the toolchains?


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