[Arm-netbook] [review] SoC proposal

Gordan Bobic gordan at bobich.net
Thu Feb 9 16:45:52 GMT 2012

lkcl luke wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 2:49 PM, Gordan Bobic <gordan at bobich.net> wrote:
>> Bari Ari wrote:
>>> You might be surprised by how quickly GCC support can come together for
>>> a new cpu core that is also driven by a cooperative open software
>>> community without any hidden agendas, control issues or confused management.
>> Sure, but these things take time to stabilize. ARMv7 hard-float hardware
>> has been around for quite a while, and only in the last few months has
>> it been possible to actually rebuild the whole distro with GCC for ARM
>> hard-float.
>  yes.  i _did_ advise the debian developers to consider automating the
> process of rebuilding distros.  they have some rather stupid circular
> _build_ dependencies which they've managed to get themselves into by
> way of a) splitting the build (-dev) packages from the binary packages
> b) bootstrapping themselves up over NN years ago and never doing
> complete from-scratch builds, since.

That has absolutely nothing to do with the contents above. The point is 
that GCC can take years before it is sufficiently bug-free to product a 
working distro.


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