[RFC] Qi Bootmenu
tilman at baumann.name
Wed Nov 18 14:26:18 CET 2009
Wow, I would love to test that.
Unfortunately I don't have a system for compiling it ready.
Can you maybe provide pre-build images? I would like to test it on gta01
Marc Andre Tanner wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 08, 2009 at 10:50:00PM +0200, Marc Andre Tanner wrote:
>> Proof of Concept
> Some updates on what I've done so far:
> - ecore-con is no longer needed (It can be disabled during ./configure,
> patch is in enlightenment svn)
> - uclibc can be built with a minimal set of locale data (patch is in
> upstream git)
> - I streamlined freetype's configuration by disabling everything which
> didn't seem necessary
> - integrated openmoko kernel build, the om-gta02-2.6.31 kernel branch
> is used
> - added some init script which should set up usb networking and start
> - updated to latest FWL toolchain version, unfortunately the release
> tarballs seem to have a problem I therefore uploaded the toolchain
> which I' ve built and which seems to work here. For further
> information see the my post to the FWL mailing list at:
> My current build scripts can be found at:
> It would be nice if someone could try it out by following the instructions
> in the README and reporting back the results.
> I also started a bootmenu application which scans the available partitions
> for bootable images.
> It doesn't yet include a GUI but Dave Ball started a prototype based on
> evas which is basically option #2 from raster.
> Things which I need to do:
> - kexec doesn't have uImage support so either:
> (a) implement it
> (b) convince distros to also provide zImages
> (c) strip the uImage header off at runtime with dd but this would
> make it slower of course
> - there seems to be a segfault in the color conversation code from evas
> triggered by compiler optimizations (-O0 works everything else doesn't)
> and the elementary dialog application. I have yet to check if this
> also happens with the evas based GUI of qi-bootmenu.
> - kernel config needs to be trimed down to the absolute minimum, don't
> know whether it makes sense to look into gta02_micro_defconfig or start
> from scratch.
> - Qi's boot logic needs to be patched to load a custom kernel up on AUX
> press instead of skipping one.
> - actually build a decent GUI for qi-bootmenu
> - Try random things to make it fast(er)...
> - updating to 2.6.32 or backporting devtmpfs comes to mind because
> it would make the call to mdev -s unecessary.
> - ...
> As always comments are appreciated.
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