Instrucctions to build current releases?[was Re: sw development plan & distro]

David Reyes Samblas Martinez david at tuxbrain.com
Thu Feb 18 16:40:56 EST 2010


First of all, DON'T FLASH to nand actual result images of following
this[1] tutorial

Resulting u-boot will brick your precious Ben :_(, luckily Ben is
practically unbrickable thanks to the usb boot pads under the battery
(yeah , old style rules) :)

Also the result rootfs image is a really basic one, with just enough
to be able to boot (I guess, due I was unable to boot due the u-boot
issue, but compared with the 39Mb of actual rootfs 890Kb sounds very
basic , isn't it? :P
Not blaming, really, this fail has let me learn some of openwrt build
system and maintaining the calm when the screen just stays black on
power pressing :P

But how to arrive to actual stable release from [1] escapes my
knowledge, so  for next one please, take note of the steps needed to
build it from source and publish them, having some stable starting
point is useful when your intention is to start messing blindly with
things don't really fully understand

Regards
David

PS, A way to backup your actual rootfs to reflash it again will be
handy too, the only than has really hurt me in the process is than I
have lose all the tweak done to my ben for the fosdem demo , we always
can look at the videos and sigh

http://en.qi-hardware.com/wiki/Ben_source_code
2010/2/18 David Reyes Samblas Martinez <david at tuxbrain.com>:
> seems gmail has done some black magic on the link
> here is the correct one
> http://en.qi-hardware.com/wiki/Ben_source_code
>
> 2010/2/18 David Reyes Samblas Martinez <david at tuxbrain.com>:
>> please also add to the plan a review on the build development image[1]
>> your self, so advanced users/hackers can test and contribute to next
>> stable release.
>> I agree to no publish the binaries of this development ,
>> Taking advantage I want to play with different usb gadged modes (so I
>> have to recompile the kernel and I will use the Openwrt tools to do
>> so) I will review if this[1] info is enough to build an image from
>> scratch from sources, I will add any info missing and if  I get stuck
>> at some point I will ask.
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> [1]http://en.qi-hardware.com/wiki/Ben_source_code
>> 2010/2/18 Mirko Lindner <mirko at sharism.cc>:
>>> Hey,
>>>
>>> Wolfgang, Mirko Vogt and I had a very good meeting this morning about the
>>> plan for the distro and what we aim for in our "user" image.
>>> We wanted to share the plan and see what you thought about it :)
>>>
>>> So here we go:
>>>
>>> distro contains:
>>> - gmenu
>>> - vido
>>> - star dict
>>> - music player
>>> everything else takes a step back
>>>
>>>
>>> Mirko V.:
>>> -add xburst on openwrt page - where ever lists of supported archs are
>>> -no daily builds (only stable binaries)
>>> -check with project about mp3 free images
>>> -checks when OpenWrt has next stable release
>>> depending on OpenWrt timing we will either go with that or aim for own
>>> freeze
>>> -regular status updates, visual path etc
>>>
>>> Wolfgang:
>>> -write test plan
>>>
>>> Mirko L.:
>>> -give 6 devices to Mirko V.
>>> -get openzim file to be put in image
>>> -get dicts to use
>>> -get music player sources
>>> -free culture oggs - songs
>>> -Quake - what's up there?
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> /mirko
>>>
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>>
>>
>> --
>> David Reyes Samblas Martinez
>> http://www.tuxbrain.com
>> Open ultraportable & embedded solutions
>> Ben NanoNote, Arduino, Openmoko
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>>
>
>
>
> --
> David Reyes Samblas Martinez
> http://www.tuxbrain.com
> Open ultraportable & embedded solutions
> Ben NanoNote, Arduino, Openmoko
> Hey, watch out!!! There's a linux in your pocket!!!
>



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David Reyes Samblas Martinez
http://www.tuxbrain.com
Open ultraportable & embedded solutions
Ben NanoNote, Arduino, Openmoko
Hey, watch out!!! There's a linux in your pocket!!!




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