[buildgear-devel] BSP/Board Support?

Martin Lund martin.lund at keep-it-simple.com
Mon Apr 22 09:59:44 MDT 2013

Hi Tim,

I'm just waiting for the 3.9 kernel to be released because it brings 
many fixes an improvements for the TI AM335x chipset. Once it is 
released I will brush up on our Beaglebone build files and make them public.

Also, this week you can expect to see a "cross-qt" build file repository 
come to fruition - it will contain the latest QT 5.0.2. and also QT4.8.4.


On 2013-04-22 17:00, Tim Nelson wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> Also, I forgot to add... yes - the Mini Distribution does support
>> more
>> hardware.
>> We plan to make the Mini Distribution support the most popular open
>> source hardware. At the moment this includes Pandaboard and Raspberry
>> Pi.
>> Soon we will add support for the popular Beaglebone.
>> Also, if you go the the github mini distribution organization page
>> (https://github.com/mini-distribution), you can find a Mini
>> Distribution
>> for i686-generic which should work on most intel HW.
>> In general we (Build Gear maintainers) don't want to maintain support
>> for too many boards. The whole point of Build Gear is that it is very
>> easy to make the Mini Distribution support your own hardware.
>> To make the Mini Distribution support your own custom hardware all
>> you
>> basically have to do is fork eg. the pandaboard repository, rename
>> your
>> fork, replace the board specific build files, and adjust the global
>> configuration (config/config) to reflect your toolchain changes (in
>> particuar the HOST system name). The board specific build files
>> include
>> eg. the toolchain (native-pandaboard/crosstool-ng), the bootloader
>> (cross-panda/u-boot), the linux kernel
>> (native-pandaboard/linux-source,
>> cross-pandaboard/linux), and of course the fs (cross-panda/fs) which
>> defines what features you want to included in your file system for
>> your
>> particular board. Also, make sure your kernel enables the required
>> options to support systemd.
>> Also, if one of the generic build files in eg. cross-core or
>> cross-opt
>> does not fit your particular needs you can easily override/overlay it
>> with your own using the Build Gear layer feature. We keep cross-core
>> and
>> cross-opt fairly full featured and up to date. We also try to keep
>> cross-extra up to date. If you find any missing features in the
>> existing
>> build files we happily accept patches or pull requests on github :)
>> /Martin
> Fantastic, I was hoping that was the case. Thanks!
> --Tim
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