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Re: ia64 porters still active?



Hi Matthias,

Like Patrick, I'm only an IA-64 end-user but already had reported
bugs, some bisected. I had contributed to 2-3 patches in the past, but
that's all. Is this what you expect from an IA-64 porter? Or maybe is
there a Debian resource explaining in details his/her duties?

     Emeric


2012/5/3 Matthias Klose <doko@debian.org>:
> On 02.05.2012 18:07, Patrick Baggett wrote:
>> Matthias,
>>
>> I wouldn't mind helping a bit, as I'd like to see GCC 4.7 be the default on
>> ia64. I'm good at C/C++ programming and can definitely provide upstream
>> patches, but I have absolutely no idea what the "debian way" of doing
>> things is -- right now, I'm an end-user. What can I do?
>
> hi Patrick,
>
> please have a look at the ia64 specific bug reports for the gcc-4.6 and gcc-4.7
> sources. Then try to reproduce these using the available compiler versions (4.4,
> to 4.7 and trunk/gcc-snapshot).  Get the preprocessed source, try to to produce
> a smaller test case, which can be forwarded upstream, try to find out if it's a
> regression compared to earlier gcc releases.
>
> However I'm not sure to default ia64 to 4.7 unless you do have the resources and
> skills to do a test rebuild on ia64 and forward or fix regressions for that change.
>
>  Matthias
>
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