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Re: OMAP RedBoot port
- From: Jonathan Larmour <jifl at eCosCentric dot com>
- To: Patrick Doyle <wpd at delcomsys dot com>
- Cc: Bart Veer <bartv at eCosCentric dot com>,ecos-maintainers at sources dot redhat dot com
- Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 16:54:44 +0000
- Subject: Re: OMAP RedBoot port
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Patrick Doyle wrote:
That's a good point. The number of people with write access could
proliferate out of control. I think it's probably only necessary when we
can foresee a large amount of CVS access being required.
So unless anyone else has a view, then Patrick, please go with
patch for approval as before.
Look for it real soon now...(hopefully this week, probably next week, at the
rate things are going here).
My one concern with this approach is that, for a little while, I expect the
OMAP port to be under fairly active development. I am currently planning on
releasing what I have so far (which is basically enough to get RedBoot
working) ASAP, and then continue on the rest of the basic eCos port
(interrupts, etc...) as time permits, and then continue with device drivers
for the plethora of devices on the chip. I am doing so under the "release
early, release often" approach to software development. (Also, I am
sneakily hoping someone else who worked on eCos for the OMAP might
contribute to the parts I left out).
Alas that was Jesper, who is now elsewhere.
I'd prefer not to bother the sources.redhat.com maintainers and just deal
with the patches.
Would temporary or trial write access to the CVS repository be possible? Do
you mind applying patches on a sporatic basis as I post them to
Sure. Although I'm sure you'll probably batch them up anyway. For a new
package, don't forget to start a new ChangeLog! I'll also want some info
for http://sources.redhat.com/ecos/hardware.html but I'll probably be able
to get that myself once I know exactly what board you've got.
OTOH, my immediate end goal is to run Linux on the OMAP. So it is likely
that I will be focusing much more on the Linux side of things than on the
eCos side of things in the very near future. (Having said that, I'll
probably get a customer tommorow who wants eCos first, then Linux... I
should be so lucky! :-)
So, before your very eyes, I think I am talking myself out of the need for
immediate write access to the repository. If I start posting so many
patches to the list that it becomes burdensome, to me and/or to you, then we
should talk some more about this.
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