[uClinux-dev] howto generate Kconfig files from Config.in for busybox

Mike Frysinger vapier at gentoo.org
Sun Feb 15 23:39:21 EST 2009


On Sunday 15 February 2009 19:56:42 Thomas Chou wrote:
> Mike Frysinger wrote:
> > the logic for merging these two is that NIOS started with the Blackfin
> > tree. if the NIOS guys tried to merge with the main tree, they'd hit the
> > same issues we did (which is where we are already).
>
> We are in the midway. We started with the main uClinux-dist, and pulled
> in Blackfin's bit by bit. We couldn't merge back to main tree, either.
> We might have to restart with blackfin's tree to merge.
>
> I see that someof blackfin's repositories has both svn and git. Will
> blackfin's uClinux-dist repo have git, in addition to svn ?

the git trees for our main repos are readonly mirrors.  some people find it 
easier to work with git than svn, and it's trivial to provide the mirror on 
our side, so ...

> > glad to see NIOS toolchain port finally getting up to speed.  i'm
> > guessing this is due to the work of the open source guys rather than
> > alteros pulling its head out of its ass ?
>
> No. The nios community is not strong enough to work out the new
> toolchains. (Remember that I was a newbie three years ago?)
>
> After years of sleep, Altera woke up and moved a bit forwards. Now they
> works with both the community and commercial vendors to offer Linux
> solutions. They paid for the new gcc4.1 toolchain and vmlinux. They have
> engineers in house to write Linux/u-boot drivers. They are getting ready
> to support Linux. Slow but steadily.

ah, that sounds awesome.
-mike



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