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Re: [MiNT] Other Sparemint Decisions

1. Sparemint repositories. Are we ok with a strict 68000 repository (m68kmint.rpm), 68020-60 repository (m68020mint.rpm) and a coldfire repository (v4emint.rpm)?

Yes, BUT the 68020-60 code will need to be thoroughly tested but people in my opinion, and eventually so will the Coldfire stuff. That option has been so rarely used in packages, we need to make sure no problems ae created and our tools are utilizing the libraries (multilib) properly.

2. I will be tearing through packages and fixing them to build with gcc 4.4.2, incrementing their version numbers, upgrading as necessary, etc. Are we all ok with me taking the lead on this? I don't want to hear later that people don't think I am qualified or that the work can't be trusted.

I can't argue!  If you have the time to invest, go for it!

3. In order to do this effectively we really need gcc 4.4.2, binutils 2.20 and a new mintlib release rpms that can be trusted. Keith is starting to work on this. Keith are you going to follow through with this finally and are people going to test and trust his builds?

Working on it. Right now trying to build GCC 4.4.2 in AranyM, just the C compiler component. Plan to install it to create the new rpm spec, and then go back and get the C++ component built so the packages are the same makeup as the older GCC2 is, hopefully.