[Buildroot] Buildroot maintainer and stable releases

Peter Korsgaard jacmet at uclibc.org
Wed Jan 7 20:31:10 UTC 2009

>>>>> "Thomas" == Thomas Lundquist <lists at zelow.no> writes:

 Thomas> If it is possible to know this, the opposite is possible too,
 Thomas> and that is to keep the available options instead of hiding
 Thomas> it but show / tell the user that this will result in a
 Thomas> recompiled toolchain.

We already have this several places under packages/

comment "xorg requires a toolchain with LOCALE and WCHAR support"
comment "iperf requires a toolchain with C++ support enabled"

And so on.

 >> If you can change an option easily which forces the rebuild
 >> of a toolchian, then you can also change an option by
 >> mistake making you lose a couple of hours...

No, as packages/* depends on toolchain settings, they don't select

 Thomas> Figuring out that the one little thing you wanted would be
 Thomas> available if you just turned on something in the toolchain
 Thomas> takes alot longer and frustrates alot more. That is the
 Thomas> *users* time wasted, not CPU time.

Exactly, that's what the current comments are for.

Bye, Peter Korsgaard

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