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Re: Two-month patch ping: Re: powerpc*le-linux support

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: Two-month patch ping: Re: powerpc*le-linux support
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:40:39 +0700

Hi Brooks, Alan,

On Aug 22, 2013, at 12:59 AM, Brooks Moses <address@hidden> wrote:

> Ping?
> (And adding libtool@, in hopes of getting a little more attention, as pings 
> on libtool-patches@ seem to be going nowhere.)
> On 06/05/2013 07:01 PM, Alan Modra wrote:
>> This adds support for little-endian powerpc linux, and tidies the
>> existing host match for powerpc.  config.sub won't return ppc*-*linux*
>> so there isn't much point in matching that.
>>      * m4/libtool.m4 (ld -m flags): Remove non-canonical ppc host match.
>>      Support little-endian powerpc linux host.
> (
> It's been two and a half months since this patch was posted, without any 
> review or response.

My sincere apologies.  Sadly, your patch is among a backlog of unapplied 
patches that
are growing faster than I can keep up alongside my current workload :(

> Can we please get this simple patch pushed?


> I understand maintainers becoming busy and/or moving on to other things and 
> being unable to keep up -- I've been there, too.  What can we do to help?

Thank you immensely for your extreme patience.

The problem has become triaging the unapplied patches from the mailing-list.

My involvement with libtool has almost always been new features and release
management, and extremely sporadic (I work on libtool a lot in bursts of a
month or two here and there, between long gaps of several months) - which has
been fine until recently, because there have always been sufficient maintainers
to keep up with the backlog.  That is obviously no longer the case :(

Would you, or anyone else you know be interested in helping with the somewhat 
but very important process of applying patches that obviously move libtool 
asking for revisions to patches that could be useful but are obviously lacking 
some way, and flagging the rest for further review by me (in the remaining non-
obvious cases)? That would help immensely in getting libtool over the current 
of stagnation…

Gary V. Vaughan (gary AT gnu DOT org)

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