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authorThomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com>2010-07-26 16:15:11 (GMT)
committer Peter Korsgaard <jacmet@sunsite.dk>2010-07-27 21:23:42 (GMT)
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parentf3b3f488eff4a36c2ace5d1a698aa71daa73a1a2 (diff)
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Deprecate the Alpha, IA64 and Sparc64 support
Those architectures don't exist anymore (Alpha, IA64) or aren't widely used for embedded systems running Linux. Moreover, no clear Buildroot maintainer has stepped in to maintain these architectures, so it's better to not pretend that we support them. The goal is to mark them as deprecated in 2010.08 and remove them in 2010.11. Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com> Signed-off-by: Peter Korsgaard <jacmet@sunsite.dk>
-rw-r--r--CHANGES4
-rw-r--r--target/Config.in.arch11
2 files changed, 15 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/CHANGES b/CHANGES
index def806b..8a8c8bb 100644
--- a/CHANGES
+++ b/CHANGES
@@ -15,6 +15,10 @@
support this, they will be removed during the 2010.11
development cycle.
+ Alpha, IA64 and Sparc64 architectures marked as deprecated.
+ Unless someone steps up to support them, they will be removed
+ during the 2010.11 development cycle.
+
New packages: cgilua, copas, coxpcall, ffmpeg, libsvgtiny,
luafilesystem, luasocket, rings, wsapi, xavante, xterm
diff --git a/target/Config.in.arch b/target/Config.in.arch
index 3efebb8..d3a4025 100644
--- a/target/Config.in.arch
+++ b/target/Config.in.arch
@@ -9,6 +9,9 @@ choice
config BR2_alpha
bool "alpha"
+ # Alpha does not exist anymore and has never been used in
+ # embedded systems, so we'll remove support for it.
+ depends on BR2_DEPRECATED
depends on BROKEN # no threads, shared libs, gcc psignal compile errors
config BR2_arm
bool "arm"
@@ -21,6 +24,9 @@ config BR2_cris
bool "cris"
config BR2_ia64
bool "ia64"
+ # IA64 almost does not exist anymore and has never been used
+ # in embedded systems, so we'll remove support for it.
+ depends on BR2_DEPRECATED
depends on BROKEN # uclibc linker errors
config BR2_i386
bool "i386"
@@ -40,6 +46,11 @@ config BR2_sh64
config BR2_sparc
bool "sparc"
config BR2_sparc64
+ # Sparc64 isn't really used in embedded systems, and in the
+ # cases where it is used, Linux doesn't seem to be common, and
+ # as of today we don't have a maintainer in Buildroot who
+ # wants to take care of the sparc support.
+ depends on BR2_DEPRECATED
bool "sparc64"
select BR2_ARCH_IS_64
config BR2_x86_64