[U-Boot] [ANN] U-Boot v2019.10 released

Tom Rini trini at konsulko.com
Tue Oct 8 15:49:32 UTC 2019

On Tue, Oct 08, 2019 at 04:36:08PM +0100, Peter Robinson wrote:
> > It's release day and while we've once again had some last minute
> > regression fixes, I feel things are as stable as they are likely to get
> > so I've tagged and released v2019.07 and I would like to thank all of
> > our contributor for their efforts.
> >
> > To repeat something I posted about in the previous -rc release, I've
> > clarified on the http://www.denx.de/wiki/U-Boot/CustodianGitTrees page
> > that the "next" branch is expected to be rebased.  Why?  While I'm not
> > sure if I want to apply things directly to the next branch and then give
> > them some sort of automated testing, I do want to try and give changes
> > some sort of build testing and similar sooner than I have, and that was
> > at least a related problem.
> >
> > In terms of a changelog,
> > git log --merges v2019.10-rc4..v2019.10
> > or
> > git log --merges v2019.07..v2019.10
> >
> > For this next release, one big concern I have but that I am hopeful we
> > will be able to overcome is that we need to remove Python 2.7 support.
> > Python 2.7 itself is end of lifed on January 1st, 2020.  There's been a
> > number of patches posted that get us a good part of the way there and I
> > believe we can get the rest done before the deadline.
> I think the big missing piece was to rebase libfdt to the upstream
> 1.5.x series that now supports python3, the issue there from memory
> was that it bloats some things, Simon was investigating and going to
> post a patch set for upstream dtc/libfdt to resolve some of the issues
> but I'm not sure if he'd reported back on the latest status of that
> work.

The libfdt part, by itself, turns out to be easy (just the normal
convert to python3 setup.py or whatever).  But binman/buildman/test.py
all need updating and are real work.

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