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From: Jeff Law <>
To: Anthony Green <>,
	libffi-discuss <>,
Subject: Re: Aiming for a libffi release in the next two weeks
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 13:52:49 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On 6/15/2021 1:50 PM, Anthony Green wrote:
> DJ brought to my attention the fact that we'll be missing important 
> release windows for Fedora and downstream distros if we don't get 
> something out the door in the next two weeks. And I'm very excited 
> about the improvements targeted for this release -- Madhavan's static 
> trampoline work in particular.
> There are a number of PR and Issues that have been sitting around for 
> a while.  Please bump them if you think they are important.
> One area I'd like some clarity on is "apple silicon" support.  Not 
> being a Mac user, I'm looking at Apple and Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia 
> for guidance here.  There's a big PR WIP sitting on github.
> Also.. travis-ci testing for MacOS hasn't been working for a long time 
> thanks to homebrew timeouts.  Something got really slow here.   Does 
> anybody have insight into this?
> As always, thank you for your contributions and patience. Big shout 
> out to DJ for his recent efforts.
> AG
> In the queue for 3.4...
>         Add static trampoline support for Linux on x86_64 and ARM64.
>         Add support for Alibaba's CSKY architecture.
>         Add support for Kalray's KVX architecture.
>         Add support for Intel Control-flow Enforcement Technology (CET).
>         Add support for ARM Pointer Authentication (PA).
>         Fix 32-bit PPC regression.
>         Fix MIPS soft-float problem.
>         Fox x86-64 nested struct varargs passing problem.
>         Enable tmpdir override with the $LIBFFI_TMPDIR environment 
> variable.
>         Enable compatibility with MSVC runtime stack checking.
>         Reject float and small integer argument in ffi_prep_cif_var().
>           Callers must promote these types themselves.
Sounds good.  I know we'd talked about trying to get support Tachyum's 
processor into the next release, but we're held up on some internal 
stuff.  So don't delay anything on our behalf.


  reply	other threads:[~2021-06-15 19:52 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-06-15 19:50 Anthony Green
2021-06-15 19:52 ` Jeff Law [this message]
2021-06-26 16:19 ` Anthony Green
2021-06-26 19:59   ` Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia
2021-06-26 20:13     ` Anthony Green
2021-06-28 14:09   ` Anthony Green

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