ELC: The embedded Linux nightmare
Posted Apr 18, 2007 10:43 UTC (Wed) by alex
Parent article: ELC: The embedded Linux nightmare
It's not always that way. When I last worked on an embedded project I did make at active effort for submit patches into the mainline. I understood very well the advantages of being able to closely track the mainline.
Of course back in the those days I was trying to do it with an linuxsh CVS overlay ontop of the mainline kernel while trying to keep stuff not worth submitting (like BSP's for the board) from more general changes (like core processor changes). I suspect nowadays using GIT would have made my life a lot easier in juggling these things around.
Having said that this was driven by me as an engineer not by management. It's a shame that since I've left the company (when it was taken over) I've not seen any further activity on the developer lists. Since then the product has made it to market but they don't make the (GPL parts) of the source code available. Having said that I doubt any of their customers actually care about that.
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