On 10/13/2010 01:55 AM, Dave McGuire wrote:
> Excellent, I am happy to be contributing, even though I cannot
> contribute "time" right now. Are there any other platforms you'd like
> to work on? I can probably come up with just about anything.
The OpenBSD is still not operational. We can discuss about that and
other platforms after the sdcc 3.0.0 release.
> Also, is there any chance of adding the existing snapshot platforms
> to the officially-supported architectures list?
Actually we could add all the platforms from the sdcc snapshot builds
page to the list of "officially supported" platforms, but preparing a
binary release takes some time, which is always a problem. I'm quite
happy to know that sdcc builds on the given platform, so the user can
just download the source package and build it by himself. Prepared
binaries make sense for Windows and probably Mac OS X platforms (since
additional tools and compiler has to be installed and the build process
is not trivial), but they are not so useful for Linux and other *nix
platforms, where the user can easy compile and install the binaries by
him self. The prove of this are Linux binary packages, where number of
downloads is much lower the number of downloads of source package, for
which I suppose that Linux users prefer to build the binaries by
themselves rather then using pre-compiled bins. And then there are also
package maintainers, which prepare installation packages for different
distributions (.deb, .rpm, ...).
Thanks again for your contribution!
I forwarded this mail to the sdcc-devel mailing list, since I think it
is of general interest for sdcc developers. I hope this is ok with you...
> On 10/12/10 2:01 AM, Borut Razem wrote:
>> Hi Dave,
>> yes, snapshot builds are still done on your machines (see
>> We make the "official release binaries" only for the "official SDCC
>> platforms": Linux x86, Win32 and Mac OS X platforms (see
>> Binaries for other platforms can be built from sources by package
>> maintainers or users.
>> Everything is ok.
>> Best regards,
>> On 10/12/2010 05:18 AM, Dave McGuire wrote:
>>> On 10/10/10 11:10 AM, Borut Razem wrote:
>>>> SDCC 3.0.0 Release Candidate 1 source, doc and binary packages for x86
>>>> Linux, 32 bit Windows and universal Mac OS X are available at:
>>> [off-list reply]
>>> Hey Borut, are you still doing the snapshots for other architectures
>>> on my systems? I haven't been looking but I was surprised to not see
>>> the other architectures in the list above. Is everything ok?