Re: Linux Core Consortium
Michael K. Edwards wrote:
binutils and modutils both depend on it.
On flex? No. At least not in unstable.
However, Debian seems to have addressed the issue by providing both
versions of flex. I don't see what would prevent us from going on with
Linking and calling conventions should be standardized and should
survive for reasonably long. We need to know what we use to build the
packages, but we are not currently proposing to standardize development
tools on the target system.
Or is the LCC proposing to standardize on a set of binaries without specifying the toolchain that's used to reproduce them?
"The sort of calculated risk that many business decisions boil down to"
is too vague to have meaning. What you may be groping at is that some
publicized policy can be taken as a promise. The organizations
participating in LCC have chosen to make such promises.
Not having a policy is also a choice. For a variety of reasons, a
written policy about legal and technical issues can be a handicap to
the sort of calculated risk that many business decisions boil down to.