[Buildroot] [PATCH v3 1/1] package/mfgtools: bump to version 1.3.154

Gary Bisson gary.bisson at boundarydevices.com
Wed May 20 12:53:01 UTC 2020

Hi Jorg,

On Mon, Apr 13, 2020 at 11:42:49PM +0200, Jörg Krause wrote:
> The version 0.02 was a pre-release and is dated from Nov 20, 2017.
> Meanwhile:
>  * the repo owner switch to NXPmicro
>  * latest version is 1.3.154
>  * the build system is CMake
>  * the license is BSD-3 only
>  * update the license hash as the copyright year and the owner has
>    changed
>  * drop the readme.txt file as is outdated
>  * drop patch, which is not needed with the new version
>  * update dependencies
> Note, that mfgtools uses git to define a version string `GIT_VERSION`.
> It does so even when building from a source tarball (automatically
> generated by github). The problem is, that git provides the version
> information of Buildroot and mfgtools uses this version information to
> do a runtime check to detect outdated command list scripts.

Actually in latest release, the tarball generated includes a
.tarball-version file that includes the proper revision.
It is supported since 1.3.169, which is considered "pre-release" as it
isn't used in a GA BSP yet, but I think that feature is interesting
enough to bump the package already.

> We use a hook which the version generation script provides to write the
> correct version string.
> Signed-off-by: Jörg Krause <joerg.krause at embedded.rocks>
> ---
> v3:
>  * bump to latest version 1.3.154
>  * adapt version string hook to changes done upstream
>  * add optional host OpenSSL dependency to add support for https
>    download (introduced in 1.3.102)

I'm confused I thought we agreed that it'd be best to keep mgftools
as-is and only create a new "uuu" or "imx-uuu" package not to break
compatibility with people using the mfgtools v2? [1]
Has there been a new development in that discussion?


[1] http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/project/buildroot/patch/20200109191020.1282319-2-joerg.krause@embedded.rocks/

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