[Buildroot] Buildroot maintainer and stable releases

Thiago A. Corrêa thiago.correa at gmail.com
Wed Jan 7 14:01:33 UTC 2009

This thread is getting too high traffic for me to follow, so I will
just pick some topics:

On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 10:19 AM, Markus Heidelberg
<markus.heidelberg at web.de> wrote:
> Peter Korsgaard, 07.01.2009:
>> Markus Heidelberg writes:
>> Right now things are kind of a mess as avr32 is lacking from most
>> upstream projects, so there's lots of big patches involved. As things
>> are now, I don't see missing avr32 as a showstopper for a first
>> release.
> Absolutely agreed. Especially given that there is this well-supported
> AVR32 fork (which isn't really a fork I think, it rather sits on top of
> uclibc-buildroot).

This is not really true. The Atmel fork have numerous issues, and I
can't do much about them, that's exactly why I looked up to this
project. I didn't even knew what buildroot was before being introduced
to Atmel's fork.
John and Amaur, certainly had their issues with Atmel's fork as well,
since they decided to contribute AVR32 specific changes here at some
point. That probably could be said about most AVR32 user around.

I guess HCE and others from Atmel will only point users to Atmel's
fork because of the quality issues we have here, and lack of release.
It really doesn't look good for the company to point it's customers
here and it sudenly doesn't even build today.
Having our quality issues and releases sorted out, it's likely that
their branch might just go away.

On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 9:28 AM, Peter Korsgaard <jacmet at uclibc.org> wrote:
>  Ulf> That is why other systems like OpenEmbedded allow having more
>  Ulf> than one version of a package.
>  Ulf> A system that only allows a single version is really not useful.
> Sorry, I disagree. Most packages only have a single version and that
> works fine. Almost everything under packages builds just fine on any

I agree with Peter. We should strive to keep single versions only.
There are cases like DirectFB and perhaps other libs that it's not
possible, because the lib changes it's API. But in general, having
several versions of the same package will add clutter and will be a
maintenance nightmare.
Ulf, I see your point. But suggesting to have versions for every
package is too much. Perhaps we could have multiple versions for one
very important package or another but every one doesn't make sense.

Kind Regards,
    Thiago A. Correa

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