[swift-dev] Does it make sense to fold FreeBSD specific patches to Swift into the upstream codebase?

Steve Wills swills at FreeBSD.org
Sun Oct 2 12:59:46 CDT 2016


On 10/02/2016 13:38, Brendan Sechter wrote:
> Currently the Swift source code is being patched so that it will build
> on FreeBSD.  Does it make sense to just fold (most of?) these changes
> into the upstream Swift codebase?

That would be great. Also nice would be if there were an upstream CI for
FreeBSD at https://ci.swift.org/. I'm happy to help however I can.

> A total of 9 files are patched.  A casual review of the patches
> indicates that they are all making simple modifications so that FreeBSD
> is a supported operating system.  Here is an example of one of the patches.
> /usr/ports/lang/swift/files/patch-llvm_lib_Support_Unix_Process.inc
> complete listing

Yep, and there are still some issues with certain versions of FreeBSD
that would be nice to iron out.


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