[Buildroot] fb-test-app: Git repo with sources is gone

Andy Shevchenko andriy.shevchenko at linux.intel.com
Thu Jul 18 13:16:27 UTC 2019

On Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 08:50:01AM +0000, Alexey Brodkin wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Ludovic Desroches <ludovic.desroches at microchip.com>
> > Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:12 AM
> > To: Alexey Brodkin <abrodkin at synopsys.com>
> > Cc: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com>; Arnout Vandecappelle <arnout at mind.be>;
> > buildroot at buildroot.org
> > Subject: Re: fb-test-app: Git repo with sources is gone
> > On Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 01:22:22PM +0000, Alexey Brodkin wrote:

> > > Just noticed that the FBTest's git repo [1] is no longer available.
> > > I was not able to find its owner's (David Anders AKA prpplague)
> > > up-to-date email so not sure if there's a chance to get it recovered.
> > >
> > > Looks like Buildroot's autobuilder didn't highlight that problem due to the
> > > "cached" version of the tarball [2].
> > >
> > > Unfortunately I don't have a local clone of this repo but maybe
> > > someone else has it.
> > 
> > Thanks for the feedback. Let see if we can have a revival of this repo.
> > Otherwise, it's not a big deal for me to remove it.
> I was able to contact David and he's not interested in restoration
> of his repo. But given there're quite some forks of it we may rely
> either on once of them (for example Andy Shevchenko one [1]) or
> just keep using "cached" tarball hosted at sources.buildroot.net
> and change Buildroot's fb-test-app.mk [3] accordingly.

For the record, I had checked all twenty repositories on GitHub and they have
almost nothing advanced in comparison to what I have now. Similar patch to
revert the change had been done in one, and one non-significant change had been
done in another, the rest just a fork without anything additional to the, used
to be, original one.

With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko

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