[Buildroot] [PATCH 4/5] rpi: rename board folder for consistency

Ryan Barnett rjbarnet at rockwellcollins.com
Wed Nov 6 13:14:20 UTC 2013

Yann, Thomas, All,

"Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998 at free.fr> wrote on 11/06/2013 04:26:20 AM:

> Thomas, All,
> On Wednesday 06 November 2013 11:11:03 Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> > I'm not sure I agree with this one. I find "rasberrypi" a lot more
> > obvious for the new comer. Maybe our defconfig should also be called
> > rasberrypi_defconfig.
> Well, 'rpi' is a very common nickname for the Raspberry Pi, so I don't
> think there will be confusion for a newcomer (to Buildroot).

I disagree, I was one who didn't really know what rpi stood for because to 
me that acronym has a completely different meaning. I believe I asked you 
to clarify what rpi stood for on the IRC. In order to make the leap to 
what rpi stood for I had to go to the git logs for the board/rpi 
directory. I guess the point being, I agree with Thomas (not that there is 
anything to argue here) and we should assume people are dumb (me included 
:) ) and we should try to eliminate potential confusion.


> On the other hand, all our other boards are using the full name, not a
> shortname/nickname, neither in board/ nor in configs/
> So, in hindsight, I agree with Thomas here: we should use raspberrypi,
> not rpi.
> I'll fix and resubmit.

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