[Buildroot] Request for comments on packages for TI's OMAP3 and DM365 processors
arnout at mind.be
Tue Oct 18 12:33:26 UTC 2011
On Tuesday 18 October 2011 11:23:03, Arnout Vandecappelle wrote:
> On Friday 17 September 2010 19:59:45, Pierre-Luc Simard wrote:
> > Hello All,
> > I'd like some comment on the packages I've made to support TI's gstreamer
> > plugin for the OMAP3 and DM365 processors. All packages compile using
> > crosstool-ng and glibc, I have not yet tested them with BR's own internal
> > toolchain and the uclibc at the moment. If anybody wants to test these
> > package I'll provide as much assistance as I can. I've publish my working
> > branch at http://github.com/Admetric/buildroot
> Reviving a year-old thread...
> It seems these patches were never commented upon and also weren't
> accepted. I'm going to pick them up again.
> Although these patches still apply cleanly against the current master,
> there is probably some duplication with the TI things that were merged
> earlier this year.
Looks like I spoke too soon...
That TI stuff is an unholy mess of different libraries, usually binary-only. The patches that Pierre-Luc posted don't work anymore because things have been moved around on the TI website. But the worst thing of all, all packages use a binary installer that has to be executed to self-extract the source code and (binary) libraries.
Fortunately, TI's license allows redistribution in any form. So we are allowed to repackage the extracted source/binary code. That would be my preferred approach: download a .tgz from the buildroot mirror instead of going through the mess of running installer binaries.
Peter, is that an acceptable solution?
Bottom line will be that nothing of Pierre-Luc's original patches will be left. For sure, I will limit my work to DM365 (that's the one I need myself). And finally, my project manager just bumped down the priority of having the gstreamer-ti plugins in our project, so I may never do it after all...
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