[Buildroot] selecting busybox releases
rob at landley.net
Tue Aug 8 00:36:35 UTC 2006
On Sunday 06 August 2006 5:39 pm, jtesta at aerende.com wrote:
> Once I have a stable version of buildroot compiled,
> how do I guarantee that I always get the same version
> of the packages, say busybox for example?
> I tried unselecting the "Use the daily snaphost of Busybox"
> but that started to download another version.
I recommend using the release version of busybox unless you either want to
help us debug the thing or else need a specific new feature that wasn't in
the latest release version.
Daily snapshots of busybox can have all sorts of random half-finished stuff in
them, but we try to stabilize -devel into a new release every few months.
1.2.0 came out June 30, and 1.2.1 (a bugfixes only dot-release) was only a
week or two back. So at this point, the busybox -devel tree has only
accumulated a little over a month's worth of new changes, and we plan to have
our next release including the new development (1.3.0) in December.
uClibc may go a year between releases (technically it has 10 more days until
this is the case), and buildroot itself may never have an actual stable
release with a version number and everything, but the current BusyBox
maintainer is kind of big into the whole concept. :)
Never bet against the cheap plastic solution.
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