[Buildroot] [PATCH] boot/at91bootstrap3: Add the option to download via git

Yann E. MORIN yann.morin.1998 at free.fr
Sat Mar 7 11:21:28 UTC 2015

Angelo, All,

On 2015-03-07 10:08 +0100, Angelo Compagnucci spake thusly:
> 2015-03-06 23:53 GMT+01:00 Yann E. MORIN <yann.morin.1998 at free.fr>:
> > Angelo, All,
> >
> > On 2015-03-04 15:55 +0100, Angelo Compagnucci spake thusly:
> >> >> Adding support for git downloading of a custom repository.
> > [--SNIP--]
> >> Any news on this?
> >
> > Sorry it takes so long, but we are just getting out of a release cycle
> > (i.e. the last month was a feature-freeze), and we're trying to catch up
> > with the currently 363-or-so patches pending in our patch-tracker:
> >     http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/project/buildroot/list/
> >
> > One reason that it takes so much time is that there are very
> > reviewers/testers that give feedback on patches (I have been myself not
> > very active in that activity recently), and Peter and Thomas have to do
> > the grunt work of the triaging, reviewing, testing and applying almost
> > all on their own...
> >
> > A little bit of help in reviewing those patches, testing them, triaging
> > the duplicates and so on... is very welcome.
> I usually contribute to several Open Source software and I usually
> tend to lend a hand because it's fun!
> Unfortunately I'm still grasping the internal of Buildroot and I've
> not the necessary knowledge to help reviewing patches.
> I'm monitorin the mailing list everyday and in case I find something
> to work on, you can count on me!

That's great, and it is appreciated! :-)

> I'm open to some sort of mentorship if someone wants to help me became
> proficient and helpful!

Yes, sure. First, don't be afraid! Even a review that just looks at
typoes is much welcome. Start with simple changes, such as a version
bump and build-test it, in various configurations (mips, arm, ppc...
with uclibc or glibc, with or without threads...); for example, I try to
build for arm and i386with the "default" toolchain options then with a
"fat" toolchain (LFS, threads...)

If you find typoes, just reply to the patch, pointing the typoes.

If you find the change to be OK, you can reply to the patch with a mail

    Reviewed-by: Firstname NAME <your.name at example.net>

If you tested it, you can say something like (no need to be too verbose):

    [Firstname: build-tested for mips; run-tested on armel]
    Tested-by: Firstname NAME <your.name at example.net>

Also, you can have a look at our manual, where we have a full section
about how to contribute:

And again, each contribution counts! So thanks for yours! :-)

Yann E. MORIN.

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