[meta-freescale] About customizing the image_types_fsl class

Carlos Rafael Giani dv at pseudoterminal.org
Tue Jan 21 05:04:57 PST 2014

On 2014-01-20 20:48, Fabio Estevam wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 3:40 PM, Carlos Rafael Giani
> <dv at pseudoterminal.org> wrote:
>> On 2014-01-20 16:00, Daiane Angolini wrote:
>>> As I know it's supposed to be released today/tomorrow
>> Just had a discussion with developers working on Cubox-I support. 
>> They tried
>> to push MXC SPL support for the CuBox-i upstream, didn't work out so 
>> far.
> Have they sent their patch to the U-boot list? If so, care to point me
> where these patches are in the list?
> I do not recall seeing any patches from them in the U-boot mailing list.

The patches were made by Jon Nettleton. According to him, this 
discussion happened offline. Hence no mailing list patches.

>> Otavio suggested to use mainline without SPL for now, but I am skeptical
>> about it. SPL is a very nice feature, it allows me to use the exact same
>> installation for several Cubox-i machines.
>> The way I see it, there are two options for me:
>> 1) Use the u-boot fork with MXC SPL support for now, until mainline 
>> supports
>> MXC SPL. Then immediately switch to mainline by applying a patch to
>> meta-fsl-arm-extra.
>> 2) Use mainline without SPL, and live with the fact that I need a 
>> build for
>> every single CuBox-i machine.
> Or even better:
> 3) Work on upstreaming mx6 spl support into mainline U-boot

He tried just that, and ran into a wall. When he has time, he may be 
able to drop in and explain what happened in his own words.
Also, we just discovered that barebox has CuBox-i and HummingBoard 
support already. Its design seems to be much nicer and easier to manage. 
Has barebox ever been considered a u-boot alternative for meta-fsl-arm ?

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