[Buildroot] [PATCH 2 of 2] Introduction of Amlogic platform to buildroot
svlasic at gmail.com
Sat Nov 2 20:49:51 UTC 2013
On Sat, 02 Nov 2013 17:20:23 +0100, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> Dear Stanislav Vasic,
> On Sat, 2 Nov 2013 16:10:16 +0000 (UTC), Stanislav Vasic wrote:
>> That is what I was told yesterday (about adding it). Amlogic buildroot
>> is too complicated and it's used mainly for running XBMC on top of
>> I agree there are too many things (such as non-standard opengl drivers,
>> Amlogic property a/v libraries...).
> That's not a problem. We already have a number of packages with OpenGL
> drivers for specific platforms:
> package/freescale-imx/gpu-viv-bin-mx6q/ (for i.MX6)
> package/rpi-userland/ (for Rasberry Pi) package/sunxi-mali/ (for
> Allwinner) package/ti-gfx/ (for TI OMAP)
>> Patch is needed so we know we're building for Amlogic SoC, and for
>> other packages to know which eg. opengl or a/v libs to include in
> Just do it the way we do it for all of the platforms mentioned above:
> add a package in Buildroot, and make it depend on BR2_arm. This way it
> will only be visible on ARM platforms, and from this point, users are
> expected to know which OpenGL implementation they need for their
> We are also considering adding "demo" defconfigs in Buildroot so that
> users could easily find a configuration that enables OpenGL for a given
>> > For all other ARM platforms, the user simply has to choose the
>> > appropriate ARM core (Cortex-A8, Cortex-A9, Cortex-A15, etc.), and
>> > that's it. We also provide default configurations (see the configs/
>> > directory) for various well-known hardware platforms, and those
>> > configurations correctly define which ARM core should be used.
>> See above, at this point it's not so simple for Amlogic.
> See above. Amlogic is not exceptional: it's just like several other SoCs
> we already support in Buildroot :-)
> Best regards,
I see your point. At the moment I don't have time to toy with it because
lot of work, but if noone else is interested in doing such a thing, I'll
do it but don't have any ETA on this one.
I did not follow since yesterday, but if not available, I can submit
patch of extracting Linaro's gconv libs and copying it to target (option
in toolchain configuration).
This patch works for all Linaros (oldest tested is 2012.03).
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