[Buildroot] [RFC v2] linux: add fbtft kernel extension

Angelo Compagnucci angelo.compagnucci at gmail.com
Wed Dec 31 09:23:46 UTC 2014


Hi Thomas:

FYI, Notro started a rewrite of fbtft aiming at kernel inclusion here:

https://github.com/notro/fbdbi/wiki

Sincerely, Angelo

2014-12-31 10:14 GMT+01:00 Thomas Petazzoni
<thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com>:
> Hello,
>
> On Wed, 31 Dec 2014 09:20:41 +0100, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
>
>> No the proper solution would be for those fbtft people to submit their
>> drivers to the upstream kernel. But of course, since those drivers are
>> developed by RasberryPi folks, they cannot play with the normal
>> open-source rules of contributing things upstream: they *have* to do
>> some utter crap and do everything in their own fork.
>
> So, I've just submitted a proposal to include those drivers to the
> staging tree of the Linux kernel:
>
>   http://driverdev.linuxdriverproject.org/pipermail/driverdev-devel/2014-December/063195.html
>
> Best regards,
>
> Thomas
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