[Buildroot] [PATCH] targets: move target options to their own sub-menu

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Sun Aug 18 16:41:13 UTC 2013


Dear Yann E. MORIN,

On Fri, 16 Aug 2013 19:59:07 +0200, Yann E. MORIN wrote:

> This is two-sided:
>   - either you consider what Buildroot has to offer: one kernel, and
>     multiple bootloaders;
>   - or you consider what the user may want to install on the targe, at
>     most one kernel, and at most one bootloader.

"At most one bootloader" is wrong in many situations. On many ARM
platforms, you have two bootloaders. A small first stage bootloader,
and a full-featured second stage bootloader such as U-Boot or Barebox.

On AT91 platforms, you have AT91Bootstrap + U-Boot or Barebox.

On some i.MX platforms, you have mxs-bootlets + U-Boot or Barebox.

On some OMAP platforms, you have X-Loader + U-Boot.

etc, etc.

So clearly, we should keep "Bootloaders" in the plural form.

Best regards,

Thomas
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