[Buildroot] svn commit: trunk/buildroot/toolchain/gcc

Bernhard Fischer rep.dot.nop at gmail.com
Mon Oct 15 18:55:02 UTC 2007

On Mon, Oct 15, 2007 at 07:40:05PM +0200, Cristian Ionescu-Idbohrn wrote:

>> However, Bernhard has a policy which is to always use the latest stuff,
>> which makes IMHO Buildroot, nothing more than a (nice) toy.
>I don't see very much wrong with that, as long as you keep things tight.
>Branching was suggested more than once.  What do you say?  More work?
>Yes.  More satisfied "customers"?  Oh, yes.  Me for one.  I would rather
>use something that is controllable (mind you, not top of the notch) than
>something that is constantly broken.

Well top notch would be always pulling the upstream repos. I don't
remember to have done this even a single time in buildroot.
There is a subtile difference between these three:
- top notch
- current, stable release, usually containing the best-fit bugfixes
- outdated packages with known bugs (sometimes all over the place).

I'm sure there is endless discussion archived out there about the pros
and cons of each of them, so i'll spare my keyboard interrupts and your

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