[Buildroot] svn commit: trunk/buildroot/target/device/Soekris/net4801

Brad House brad at mainstreetsoftworks.com
Mon Aug 20 12:09:42 UTC 2007

>>> Log:
>>> UPdate Soekris Linux config to
>>> Modified:
>>>    trunk/buildroot/target/device/Soekris/net4801/linux26.config
>> Thanks for committing that update... Any reason the other part of
>> my patch didn't make it (mainly the removal of the busybox and uclibc
>> configs)?
> Yes, I can't judge the consequences of that action.
> That does not mean that the proposed patch is rejected.
> Just that I will not do it.
> Are you related to the manufacturer of the H/W?
> I will leave that decision to Someone Else(tm)
> What I can do, is to add another x86 target, without those files...

No, I have no affiliation with soekris. My company is just looking at
them as a possible hardware vendor for our embedded application, and
I've been just submitting patches which fixed problems I've
encountered.  I guess my main motivation for having all the patches
committed is purely selfish as it's easier for them to be upstream
than maintaining an overlay patchset.  That said, I think others
could benefit.

Truthfully though, I can find no reason why they had a custom uclibc
or busybox config.  My system is up and running fine.  Perhaps whoever
submitted them to begin with wanted to slim down the system a bit, etc.
I doubt though that someone from Soekris was responsible for submitting
the patches, their website clearly states that they are only a hardware
company and not to ask for basically anything software related. That
combined with the fact I can't even get them to answer a few simple
questions about making a volume purchase [2-5k units] of _their_
hardware ... well, I don't know what to say about that, maybe it's
for the best though as I'd rather go ARM-based, just means we'd need
some custom hardware designed, which would slow our time-to-market
a bit...


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