[OE-core] [PATCH 6/6] llvm: Upgrade to upcoming 8.0.0 release

Alexander Kanavin alex.kanavin at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 15:15:16 UTC 2019

On Mon, 18 Feb 2019 at 16:04, Khem Raj <raj.khem at gmail.com> wrote:
> > There is now an official git repo for llvm, which also has version tags:
> >
> > https://github.com/llvm/llvm-project
> yes there is and its intentional to use this mirror, since the
> llvm-project is a super repo and
> contains all llvm projects sources which is going to clone tonne
> unnecessary code.

More than half the commits are llvm's. (llvm-only mirror repo 175k,
llvm super-repo 310k)
So it adds to the clone, but not that much.

The point is something else:
- llvm-mirror is not an official repo, and may become stale/unmaintained
- llvm-mirror does not have version tags, so we can't trace commit ids
to the releases, or track upstream development with automatic tools

I think these two things outweigh the extra clone overhead.

> > I'll make a patch to switch over to that.
> >
> > Also note that final 8.0 is not yet out, so the recipe shouldn't make
> > it look like it is.
> This is intentional too.
> Its in rc stages and there are no specific chages espcially in
> versioning schemes
> which will mark it rc etc.

What I mean is there is no mention whatsoever that the recipe is
currently building a pre-release. It's not in PV, it's not anywhere in
the recipe. This can mislead people.


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