[oe] Splitting meta-oe
raj.khem at gmail.com
Wed Jan 25 18:49:14 CET 2012
On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 4:48 AM, Paul Eggleton
<paul.eggleton at linux.intel.com> wrote:
> As I see it, meta-oe is trying provide the following:
> 1) Additional recipes that are not in OE-Core
> 2) Additional functionality for OE-Core recipes that we can't enable in OE-
> Core itself (e.g. enabling postgres support in Qt) - mostly just a side-effect
> of #1
> 3) A place to preserve old versions of recipes that have been removed from
> OE-Core in favour of newer versions
> 4) Newer less-well tested versions of recipes
meta-oe was started to fill in gaps that oe-core would have for
existing oe users
since oe-core will not have all required functionality and so distros
to using oe-core and not loose the bells and whistles they already have.
Plus its an umbrella layer which has many layers underneath.
However the problems it sees right now are that there are pieces which
could be considered
distro specific and ones, the new untested recipes should not be an
issue if they are pinned
properly. recipes that move our of oe-core I agree should be hosted in
a meta-deprecated or somesuch
I am happy to move out toolchain bits as well into a separate layer
under meta-openembedded umbrella
that will clarify it a bit and should not be a big hassle.
I think real issue people suffer from is 2 and the duplicate recipes
in meta-oe which has different configuration
So meta-oe meta-toolchain meta-deprecated could be created now we need
to find maintainer for these layers.
All said if it was possible to handpick versions from layers and use
bitbake -g output pn-depends.dot
to generate some manifest so indicate which recipe is being picked
from a set of recipes from different layers would be helpful.
since there always will be some duplicate recipes no matter what.
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