[RFC] Call for review of GNU/screen support for D-I (was Re: Merge orion5x/kirkwood to flavour marvell and marvell-qnap)
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On Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 7:50 AM, Martin Michlmayr <email@example.com> wrote:
> * Roger Shimizu <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2016-04-12 00:48]:
>> I was about to write a list on pros and cons, but I only find pros,
>> with some reasons/explanation.
>> - Main purpose is to get ready for screen support, which surely cannot
>> fit into qnap's image.
> Sorry for being unclear: I have no objections to introducing the -qnap
> or -tiny image. I can see why this makes sense.
> But you also merge the orion5x and kirkwood images into marvell images
> and I see a number of downsides with that (and no obvious advantages).
> Can you leave orion5x and kirkwood alone and introduce an
> orion5x-qnap, without converting everything to marvell, or do you see
> any advantages of combining orion5x and kirkwood into marvell? (If
> there are advantages, please let me know.)
Thanks for your feedback!
I have a new idea which don't need to touch current orion5x/kirkwood anymore.
It introduces two new targets:
- netboot-screen, which add screen-udeb to previous netboot target
- network-screen, which add screen-udeb to previous network-console target
- previous netboot and network-console target is kept as it is
So qnap images are only removed from armel/orion5x/network-screen.cfg,
due to size issue.
But it still exists in armel/orion5x/network-console.cfg.
I have push the change to branch "netboot-screen" .
I don't have experience other than i386/amd64/armel, so for other
ARCHs, I need other's help review and test.
I plan to
- collect feedback of code review before screen-udeb  and its
dependency  get released. Both of the package are tagged as
"pending", so I expect them to be released within 2-4 weeks.
- modify the change  based on review feedback, and push it to
master so we can check daily builds are fine for all ARCHs
- ask users of all ARCHs related to check whether the GNU/screen is
working well under d-i environment. Maybe need to add a wiki to track
What do you think of my plan?
Any suggestion is appreciated. Thank you!
Roger Shimizu, GMT +9 Tokyo