[U-Boot-Users] Re: [PATCH][CFT] bring ARM memory layout in line with the documentation

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Thu Oct 16 12:31:11 CEST 2003

Dear Robert,

in message <20031016095613.GJ25427 at pengutronix.de> you wrote:
> I know that this is not an easy decision for you and I've already
> accepted that we have to live with our own -ptx patches for some time;
> long term I would embrace if you could decide to have a clear separation
> between a stable and unstable branch. 

I spend a lot of time working with different branches of some  source
tree,  so this is something I will try to avoid for U-Boot. There are
clearly marked stable versions (x.y.0), and there are  "unstable"  or
"development"  versions.  This is what we have now, and what I intend
to stay with for the foreseeable future.

U-Boot is not such  a  big  project  with  many  independ  groups  of
developers working on different areas. Even bigger contributions like
support for a new hardware architecture are usually pretty orthogonal
to existing code - or can be made so.

I do not see the need for an "unstable branch".  On  contrary,  I  am
convinced  that  a second branch in the public source tree would only
increase the necessary maintenance efford.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

Software Engineering:  Embedded and Realtime Systems,  Embedded Linux
Phone: (+49)-8142-4596-87  Fax: (+49)-8142-4596-88  Email: wd at denx.de
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