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Re: GNU Hurd changes vs. GCC: ``regression fixes and docs only''

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: GNU Hurd changes vs. GCC: ``regression fixes and docs only''
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2008 15:10:09 +0100
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Thomas Schwinge wrote:
> Hello!
> We, the GNU Hurd people, would like to get GCC in a compilable/usable
> shape for us again, without needing to do the patching that was needed
> since the 4.2 release.  I have already some weeks ago sent the needed
> patches to the gcc-patches mailing list, where they have been acked by
> Paolo and Matthias.
> Now that my GCC copyright assignment papers are on file and my sourceware
> account has been enabled for accessing the GCC repository, I could in
> theory install the patches.  However, as I read on the homepage, GCC
> trunk is currently in ``regression fixes and docs only'' mode.  Asking on
> OFTC's #gcc channel, after having stated that ``changes that are entirely
> port specific generally have some leeway; that is, if the change can only
> affect the Hurd target, then the Hurd maintainer may approve fixes for
> serious bugs even in regression-only mode''

I'm a build system maintainer, so I can approve fixes for those bugs if
they only touch the build system and the fixes are clearly specific to
Hurd.  Global reviewers can do the same with the other fixes.


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