[PATCH 2/3 Try#2] NOR Flash Support (U-Boot env)

Michael 'Mickey' Lauer mickey at openmoko.org
Mon Dec 24 15:45:43 CET 2007

Harald Welte wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 24, 2007 at 10:11:28AM +0000, Andy Green wrote:
>> We could treat the GTA-01 low level software like kernel, U-Boot and
>> devirginator (I guess generally usermode code doesn't care much what it
>> runs on) as "released" for GTA-01 and instead of trying to target -01
>> and -02 for new development work -- which focuses on a GTA-02 that can
>> go to production -- we find or fund a guy interested to manage
>> backporting newer GTA-02 work on to a "stable" GTA-01 tree -- it's a bit
>> like the 2.6 stable branch kernel maintainer.

> I don't think this is acceptable.  People bought GTA01 in the
> expectation that we would once finish the software stack for it.  If OM
> doesn't deliver a working phone software stack to them, they will feel
> tricked into buying a device based on wrong pretext/suggestions.  It
> sends a really bad message to the community.

I agree wholeheartedly and I have also said this at other occasions.
We can't afford to "pull a Nokia" [1] here!

[1] Nokia 770 Internet Tablet which has been abandoned when the N800
came out.


Michael 'Mickey' Lauer | IT-Freelancer | http://www.vanille-media.de

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