[llvm-dev] when will LLD be included with LLVM releases?
Rui Ueyama via llvm-dev
llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Fri Feb 17 10:55:26 PST 2017
On Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 10:27 AM, Andrew Kelley via llvm-dev <
llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> I see in that code review page that LLD is built in the test-release
> script. Happy to see that. Now I'm thinking about package maintainers such
> as Debian, and hoping that they will pick up LLD and make it available with
> this next release. What is different about this release that will clue
> Debian developers and other package managers that they should include LLD
> with this release? How can we communicate to package maintainers to do this?
Well, maybe saying something like this is enough? LLD is a linker from the
LLVM project and is getting popular because of its compatibility with GNU
linker (it's a drop-in replacement) and the performance (usually more than
2x faster than GNU gold). It's relatively new but already able to build the
entire FreeBSD base system. So it's nice to have it as a package.
Actually I think now is a good timing to start including LLD as a OS
package as it got mature enough to be used in daily basis. Our release
schedule and version number are coupled with the entire LLVM release, so it
is LLD 4.0, but if it were an independent project, we'd probably be
seriously thinking about naming it LLD 1.0 this time.
> On Sat, Feb 4, 2017 at 7:08 AM, Dimitry Andric via llvm-dev <
> llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
>> On 04 Feb 2017, at 09:14, Renato Golin via llvm-dev <
>> llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
>> > On 4 February 2017 at 02:58, Sean Silva via llvm-dev
>> > <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
>> >> I think that LLD is going to be included in the 4.0 release. At least,
>> >> been cherry-picking fixes into the release branch. I've CC'd some
>> >> that will know the details.
>> > The test-release.sh script still doesn't have it and I believe it's
>> > just because we never had it, but I agree we should release it this
>> > time. It's good enough to at least be considered beta in some arches
>> > and experimental in others.
>> > CC'ing Hans and Tom to coordinate the script update.
>> Yes, please. :) I put up a review here: https://reviews.llvm.org/D29539
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