Harald Welte laforge at openmoko.org
Sat Apr 7 09:35:23 CEST 2007

On Fri, Apr 06, 2007 at 02:28:21AM +0200, Michael 'Mickey' Lauer wrote:
> Rod Whitby wrote:
> > Last I heard was from Mickey that he wanted external developers to track
> > OE head.
> This is correct. In the meantime, I'm afraid things have slightly
> changed (i.e. the time frame for a complete merge w/ OE needs to
> be adjusted) 

Please also note we have to differentiate about whom we're talking.

Skillful people, who are familiar with OE and understand the risk of
building against current OE head, can certainly build against OE head.

However, the average 'current openmoko user' (== developer) who wants to
use the ease of MokoMakefile rather than typing the commands by hand,
should get _exactly_ the same software that we build on our buildhost
and which eventually will become 

> and it would be really helpful if there was an option in MokoMakefile
> to pinpoint down to a certain version -- while retaining the option to
> track .dev. Would that be possible?

Actually, from my point of view, the default behaviour should definitely
give the same results as our buildhost.   If somebody wants to venture
in the more experimental world of using OE head (not because of OE, but
because of the mismatch of our recipies), he can enable this, knowing
what he's doing.

Our current OE snapshot version is indicated in the Wiki 'building
openmoko from scratch'.  However, I agree, some more automatized way of
obtaining this was nice.  Maybe mickey can put a file on something like
people.openmoko.org/mickey/oe_snapshot.txt  which contains the revision
number.   Thus URL could then be automatically fetched by scripts such
as MokoMAkefile.
- Harald Welte <laforge at openmoko.org>          	        http://openmoko.org/
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