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Re: [avr-gcc-list] List of outstanding avr-gcc patches


From: Johannes Bauer
Subject: Re: [avr-gcc-list] List of outstanding avr-gcc patches
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 12:47:53 +0200
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Am 15.08.2010 09:10, schrieb Joerg Wunsch:
> Johannes Bauer <address@hidden> wrote:
>
>> Yes, I found that. But it forces you to register with that abysmal
>> website in order to download the file, which I will avoid at all
>> costs.  It's probably the worstly designed, butt-ugly and confusing
>> webforum I've ever seen in my entire life.
>
> I've seen worse, and at least, the community there is doing fine.
> It's probably the largest pool of developers using AVRs you can find
> there.

This might be true, but I think the restriction to register in order to
post limits the people willing to register there. On mikrocontroller.net
there are often quite interesting postings by guest users. I did post
there, too, at some point.

> However, even if you register there, nobody forces you to actually use
> the forum then if you don't like it.  Just download Bingo600's patch,
> and get away again -- the forum won't throw stones after you, or write
> you emails urging you to come back. ;-)
>
> (Btw., if you are annoyed by all the stuff left and right of the forum
> text, press the "Maximize" link in the linklist on top.  It will give
> you the forum, and just the forum, nothing else.)

It actually does make it better. However, it still lacks clean threading
as provided in Usenet and mailing lists. I enjoy that kind of elegance.

>> If J├Ârg has compiled the patches, that's strange: On his website
>> there is no reference to them (I looked there first :-))
>
> I maintain them inside the FreeBSD ports tree.  I loosely coordinate
> the patches there with Eric Weddington, so while they are not
> identical (the FreeBSD ports use some things differently, and I
> omitted everything that was only there to get AVR-Ada going which I
> didn't establish a port for yet) they should be not too far away from
> the Windows AVR toolchain.

OK, I will pull them from there then and use that version.

Kind regards,
Johannes



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