[oe] Guidelines for creating a layer
denis at denix.org
Sat Nov 12 00:29:48 CET 2011
On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 09:17:51AM -0500, Philip Balister wrote:
> Sorry to hack the subject and delete the earlier conversation, but Koen
> raises a good point here and I do not want it lost in the earlier
> discussion since I among others stopped reading the emails in detail.
> Is there a good set of guidelines on the web site (not buried in a git
> repo) to guide people making the decision when to create a new layer, as
> opposed to contributing to an existing layer?
> How do we make sure layers are well thought out and not people taking
> the path of least resistance?
I think this is a more generic and broad question to discuss it just between
OE devs. So, my apologies for cross-post, but lets ask wider audience...
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [oe] RFC Creation of a meta-telephony repository
> Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 11:45:52 +0100
> From: Koen Kooi <koen at dominion.thruhere.net>
> Reply-To: openembedded-devel at lists.openembedded.org
> To: openembedded-devel at lists.openembedded.org
> Having worked with layers for quite a while now I go through the following
> list before creating one:
> Does it need to be a layer? -> no -> send patches to existing layers
> Does it need to be a seperate repo? -> no -> send patches to existing repos
> Is github/gitorious/etc good enough? -> no -> ...
> Create repo + layer
> And after a I while re-evaluate it.
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