[oe] Handling machines of the same architecture by different screen resolutions
rpurdie at rpsys.net
Wed Mar 7 17:39:14 CET 2007
On Wed, 2007-03-07 at 17:31 +0200, Paul Sokolovsky wrote:
> Hello openembedded-devel,
> Continuing discussion of how to handle such important machine
> property like screen size/resolution, here's the issue: there're
> cases, when same "machine" in OE terms actually has submodels which
> differ in screen resolution. One example is recently added aximx50
> machine. That machine covers Axim X50, Axim X50V, Axim X51, Axim X51V
> PDA models. "V" models have VGA screen, others - QVGA. They are served
> by the same kernel port, though defconfigs for "V" models differ, as
> there's no runtime detection.
> And, again, screen sizes differ, so "V" machines should be
> bigscreen, while "V-less" - smallscreen. Does this warrant adding
> another machine to OE to cover "V" models? (It would be obviously
> done via refactoring common parts to machine/include/ ).
In my view yes, since they need different kernels.
If they used a common kernel, it would be a choice for the machine
maintainer where both large and small icons would be needed in the
image, selected at runtime in the common image case. A separate machine
is probably easier.
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