Re: why not kernel images and other tools?
On Fri, Apr 23, 2004 at 02:06:10PM +0100, Peter Naulls wrote:
> There might be a call for a monolithic ARM bootloader package which
> contains all these things, knows how to access flash, etc, etc.
Also RedBoot does a lot of that and is actually part of the Debian
'ecos' package (RedBoot can be built out of the box from a vanilla
I am uncertain how (un)recent the Debian (woody) eCos package was
synchronized with the fast moving eCos/RedBoot tree. Maybe for that
reason, the idea of obtaining the bootloader from a Debian stable
package might not be the best idea. Or conversely, should we invest
effort in regular updates of these packages, in close sync with
the upstream development?
I read a discussion of hundreds of boards to be supported, but I see
that u-boot, RedBoot, linuxppc-embedded, arm-linux, ... are able to
support many boards and platforms in one monolythic tree (and some
specific patches for certain ARM and XScale platforms).
Mind: Embedded Linux and eCos Development -- http://mind.be/