upstream kernel

Xiangfu Liu xiangfu at
Tue Jul 21 09:38:06 EDT 2009

Hi yi
can you review the Chinese translate. see if there is something not
good. :-)

Our kernel approach has two objectives. A stable kernel so that
applications can be written and users can enjoy our products today, and
upstreaming our kernel so our hardware becomes a maintainable piece of
hardware that can benefit from the latest software updates and bug fixes
for many years to come.
The stable kernel and drivers will initially come from semiconductor
companies, choosen for the quality of their linux support.
Ideally we will work on joint reference platforms with chip vendors to
address upstream requirements from day one.

At all times we will maintain a fully regression tested kernel while we
push that kernel upstream. We will work with our manufacturing partners
on a joint suite of unit tests to be used both in production testing as
well as regression testing. This will significantly reduce costs, allow
new kernels to be introduced into production images, and assist our
ongoing upstreaming effort.
Upstreaming is tedious work and progress is often slow. Quality
standards are high and architectural changes may be necessary for
peaceful coexistance with other devices and platforms.
We believe the Linux kernel community has done a marvelous job in making
hardware maintainable and usable for the long run, so we are prepared to
go the extra mile - submit patches, accept feedback, prepare for merge
windows, and so on.
In the embedded world a kernel just needs to work. At Qi Hardware it
needs to live.


稳定的内核和驱动程序最初来自芯片公司,选择自他们支持的稳定的 Linux 内核。

我们认为, 从长远来看Linux内核社区在硬件可维护性和可用性方面做了了不起的
工作,所以我们准备向前迈进 - 提交补丁,接受反馈意见,准备合并,等等。

在嵌入式世界里内核只需要运行。在Qi (气)它需要生存。

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