[Buildroot] [PATCHv2 0/4] Add a BR2_EXTERNAL mechanism

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Tue Nov 26 13:20:06 UTC 2013

Dear Yann E. MORIN,

On Sun, 24 Nov 2013 21:20:25 +0100, Yann E. MORIN wrote:

> On 2013-09-14 21:03 +0200, Thomas Petazzoni spake thusly:
> > Here is the second version of the BR2_EXTERNAL patch series.
> I was wondering what the plan with BR2_EXTERNAL was, in the end?
> From my recollection of the last DevDay, I understood we would go with
> it, with a few changes:
>   - add a generated, sub-makefile in $(O) with the definition of
>     BR2_EXTERNAL, so that it is not needed to repeat it on the command
>     line of future invocations of 'make'
>   - enforce the same directory layout, package/ board/ and configs/
> Right?
> If so, Thomas, since your the original submitter: do you have pending
> changes to that effect, or are you waiting for someone to kick in and
> continue the work on this patch series?

I don't have pending changes right now. But since Ryan is in Toulouse
this week (and we've been doing some Buildroot hacking together), I
think we'll try to spend one evening on the BR2_EXTERNAL stuff and come
up with an updated proposal that takes into account the ELCE


Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering

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