Thread: Forking FLOSS project; where to put credits?

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    Forking FLOSS project; where to put credits?

    I am forking an old version of GCC to build a cross compiler under Windows Msys2 Mingw environment. Likely GCC version 4.3.6.

    Where do I put the credits for the work done by other on the cross compiler. The target hardware is the old Motorola 6809 8 bit CPU.

    I was thinking in a file called CREDITS or credits.txt any better suggestions?

    Tim S.
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    GNU Compiler Collection - Wikipedia
    Additional processors have been supported by GCC versions maintained separately from the FSF version:

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    Motorola 6809
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    A bit more googling found
    GNU C Compiler for the Motorola 6809 processor
    "GCC6809 is released in patch form. The latest stable version is 4.3.4-3 (patch 3 against the public 4.3.4 branch)."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    GNU Compiler Collection - Wikipedia


    A bit more googling found
    GNU C Compiler for the Motorola 6809 processor
    "GCC6809 is released in patch form. The latest stable version is 4.3.4-3 (patch 3 against the public 4.3.4 branch)."
    Yep, that is the grandparent of my fork; it has at least one group in between.
    I am forking from David Flamand / gcc6809 * GitLab with possible changes from other fork that uses GCC 4.6.4 as their base.

    Edit: I am trying to build under MSys2 MinGW64 32 bit GCC and failing in building newlib or GCC and decided to fork my work to help anyone else trying something similar.

    Tim S.
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