[Buildroot] Buildroot maintainer and stable releases
jacmet at uclibc.org
Thu Jan 8 09:00:37 UTC 2009
>>>>> "Ulf" == Ulf Samuelsson <ulf.samuelsson at atmel.com> writes:
>> Figuring out that the one little thing you wanted would be
>> available if you just turned on something in the toolchain takes
>> alot longer and frustrates alot more. That is the *users* time
>> wasted, not CPU time.
Ulf> You need the information, but if you instead of:
Ulf> [ ] socat
Ulf> would get
Ulf> --- socat -- needs toolchain with WCHAR
Ulf> Would that be uncacceptable?
That's what we have already for a bunch of packages.
Ulf> Maybe you could get an even better
Ulf> description if each package had
Ulf> a menuconfig if the package cannot be
Ulf> selected with the package name in CAPITALS.
Ulf> [ ] NO SOCAT
Ulf> If cyou check the box you get
Ulf> [*] NO SOCAT
Ulf> --- toolchain must be built with WCHAR enabled
Ulf> --- socat requires pacakge <x>
No, packages should just select their (library) dependencies, instead
of asking the user to hunt around for those dependencies.
So in short:
- Depend on toolchain details (and display comment if not available)
- Select package dependencies
Bye, Peter Korsgaard
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