Including Qi in OpenWrt trunk

Mirko Vogt lists at nanl.de
Tue Jul 21 15:43:41 EDT 2009


On Tue, 2009-07-21 at 21:03 +0200, Florian Fainelli wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> We exchanged some emails with Wolfgang and it seemed appropriate to give a 
> couple of hints on how to minimize the OpenWrt integration effort. Since 
> Qi-hardware is likely to be shipped with OpenWrt (correct me if I am wrong) 
> it makes sense to have the hardware target supported by OpenWrt directly and 
> add maintain the user-space software separately as a start offloading you 
> from the build environment.
> 
> The repository available at github.com/lindnermarek is cloning a git tree 
> containing the OpenWrt trunk Subversion. We try to follow as close as 
> possible the stable kernel releases, but everytime a kernel version is no 
> longer in use by a target in OpenWrt we remove support for it (like it 
> happened recently for 2.6.29), breaking other projects using that particular 
> version.
> 
> In order to avoid such problems, I would recommend following as close as 
> possible the kernel version related changesets in the OpenWrt trunk to know 
> when it can break and update to the latest available kernel version as soon 
> as possible.
> 
> That way, you can still maintain the required kernel version and associated 
> files to get your previous kernel version built, as well as testing the new 
> stable kernel.

I agree with committing the target into the OpenWrt-tree as soon as the
kernel is running.
Handling the user space part could be done via feeds or, since it's not
too special, also within the OpenWrt-tree itself (as it was done with
the OpenMoko- / s3c24xx-target).

mirko

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