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RFC: GDB Objc-Branch
RFC: GDB Objc-Branch
Wed, 05 Mar 2003 11:06:46 +0100
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Due to the recent developments on the gdb mailing lists, I would like to
post the following proposal to gdb-patches.
Let me first formally introduce myself. My name is David Ayers and I am
a GNUstep developer.
In light of the current situation concerning the ObjC-patches, I would
like to propose for Adam to open an fedor_objc-200303?? branch for gdb.
With this, I mean to address the following:
1. Allow Adam incorporate his work in gdb's cvs repository instead of a
2. Allow more people to submit further ObjC support to the branch
3. Allow more people to actively track mainline changes in this branch
to avoid bit-rotting while patches are being reviewed.
4. Allow patch reviewers to see the single patches in light of the
5. Allow patch reviewers and ObjC developers easy access to a gdb
version with working ObjC support.
Richard? others? and I would volunteer in tracking mainline's changes in
the branch to counter the bit-rotting, and we could repost updated
versions of submitted patches against mainline when applicable.
I would also like to follow up on Michael Chastain offer to integrate
this branch into his test bed and diff reports against mainline.
I'm not necessarily sure whether I can *really* help on adding ObjC
support to gdb, but I think it shouldn't be *too* difficult to track
changes in mainline, and therefore relieve Adam of some tedious work.
We could have a file in our gdb branch in which we record links to the
currently submitted patches or their updated versions. That way the
"mainline trackers" and the patch reviewers would have a one stop
overview on outstanding patches.
I would also volunteer to regularly wrap up a stable tarball of the
branch and make it available on ftp://ftp.gnustep.org/pub/gnustep/
I know I'm actually over committed already with the GDL2 test suite and
some of the changes I proposed for GSWeb, but I think that access to a
working gdb with ObjC support should make these projects easier to tackle.
- RFC: GDB Objc-Branch,
David Ayers <=