[fpc-devel] FPC AVR embedded

Christo Crause christo.crause at gmail.com
Fri Apr 19 10:37:23 CEST 2019

On Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 4:40 PM Florian Klämpfl <florian at freepascal.org>

> Am 18. April 2019 12:07:33 schrieb "Dimitrios Chr. Ioannidis via
> fpc-devel" <fpc-devel at lists.freepascal.org>:
> > Hi,
> >
> >   I'll appreciate if you can tell me if the AVR target will continue to
> > be supported. Is there a maintainer for this target ?
> Define maintainer. I did most of the port,  I fix bugs from time to time
> and apply patches.

Florian, there is no doubt that you are active in many (probably all)
aspects of FPC, including AVR & embedded. My concern is that there is no
other regular maintainer/developer for this part of the compiler
currently.  Jeppe was quite active in contributing to AVR a couple of years
ago, but his focus seems to have shifted to developing FPC support for
other architectures. While you are often quick to react to bugs and
evaluating patches, there are a couple of other instances where reported
issues have been left hanging in an unresolved state.  Again, I mean no
criticism here, I just want to point out that despite your prolific support
some issues fall off the radar.

It is my perception that a platform maintainer would focus on tracking,
fixing, patching or re-assigning platform specific issues as required to
ensure that issues don't get forgotten.  The alternative practice of
bumping issues to keep them on the radar is not my preference.

Anyway, thank you for the progress of AVR support so far. I think there is
still scope for improvement and feature growth both for AVR specifically
and embedded in general.
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