[meta-freescale] [RFC] FSL Community BSP meeting - proposal
leon.woestenberg at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 06:12:40 PDT 2015
excuse me for asking, as I have just spent a few years no longer developing
for OpenEmbedded (my most active period was 2006-2011 when I started adding
Freescale PowerPC devices), only using it occasionally during the 2011-2015.
My main question: What is at stake? Are there any upcoming changes?
my indication is that in a general sense, over the last decade:
- the number of users of OE and Yocto has increased rapidly
- but the number of developers has not increased. (Yes, new developers come
but many previous developers are busy with other stuff).
- the communication has become *much* more fragmented (IRC, FSL i.MX
community, wiki per vendor, per-layer mailing lists).
The users typically ask how to build "image" this-and-that with features
this-and-that, with a mix of BSP and other layers (Qt, browser, ...): I
think we should write down more quick how-to's based on stable releases
that are easily reproducable for a number of popular images.
Although we have a few images, we already have quite a big number of
variations through the number of variables (distro, features, board, kernel
support, blob compatilities). Subtle integration issues between gstreamer,
qt, eglfs, wayland, etc.
A very good example of such how-to is:
For users turning into developers: Lower the threshold to participate. Not
On Tue, Jun 2, 2015 at 1:14 AM, Otavio Salvador <otavio at ossystems.com.br>
> Hello everyone,
> it seems Daiane, Eric and I are the only ones considering the FSL
> Community meeting something important. I think there is no need for a
> meeting for three people to discuss things that concerns the whole
> community. In this case I am cancelling it.
> I consider that the community meeting is the opportunity to discuss
> the important technical and social aspects of this community and
> influence the direction it takes. I may be wrong though, please let me
> know if you prefer the mailing list for this kind of discussion or if
> you think it is completely useless.
> Seriously, please expose your point of view.
> On Mon, May 25, 2015 at 10:51 AM, Otavio Salvador
> <otavio at ossystems.com.br> wrote:
> > Hello everybody,
> > It has been a long time since we had our last FSL Community BSP
> > meeting. We have several development directions to discuss this time.
> > I want to propose the first meeting of 2015 and I would like to hear
> > what is the suitable time for the it. I think 15 days ahead is enough.
> > What about June 5th at 15:00 UTC?
> > The currently proposed agenda is pasted below:
> > FSL Community BSP Meeting Agenda
> > Status
> > - Fido status
> > - libz160 failure
> > - What else?
> > Development directions
> > - Upstream
> > - GCC 5 (imx28 / imx53)
> > - Removal of linux-imx 2.6.35
> > - Removal of gst-fsl-plugins/imx-lib/imx-test/amd
> > - GStreamer 0.10 removal from OE-Core
> > - Removal of gst-fsl-plugins
> > - Linux kernel fork for reference boards (maintenance)
> > People time (to review)
> > - Eric Nelson: UTC -7
> > - Trevor Worener: UTC -5
> > - Anthony Felice: UTC -5 - prefer work days
> > - Daiane: UTC -3 - prefer work days
> > --
> > Otavio Salvador O.S. Systems
> > http://www.ossystems.com.br http://code.ossystems.com.br
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