[Linaro-dev] Integrating Debian/Ubuntu GCC Patch Set in Linaro

Andrew Stubbs ams at codesourcery.com
Thu Jun 17 10:13:41 BST 2010

On 17/06/10 10:08, Loïc Minier wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 17, 2010, Andrew Stubbs wrote:
>> We used upstreamablilty as part of the fitness criteria for Linaro.
>> The patches tagged with note [1] are patches that are not themselves
>> upstreamable, and so perhaps not fit for Linaro, but which it might
>> be interesting to reimplement in an upstreamable way, and apply that
>> to Linaro. Perhaps the patch could be made conditional on a
>> configure option, or some such thing.
>   A lot of patches don't have the '[1]' note but have no comment on why
>   they wouldn't be upstreamable or can't be included in Linaro.  I was
>   wondering if they were all Ubuntu specific patches.  Perhaps they are
>   patches which Linaro doesn't care about but might or might not go
>   upstream as pushed by Ubuntu, is that a fair description?

It either means the patch is not upstreamable, even if you modified it 
lots, or that we wouldn't be interested in doing so.

The absence of note [1] may mean that the patch is not interesting, 
rather than implying that it is upstreamable.


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