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Re: RedBoot Development?

On Thu, 2004-07-15 at 17:39, Fred Fierling wrote:
> Gary Thomas wrote:
> >On Thu, 2004-07-15 at 15:28, Fred Fierling wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>Is anyone working on the next version of RedBoot? I see no reference to 
> >>such a project anywhere on the eCos web site and I am interested in 
> >>helping with or even, with some direction, driving such an effort. What 
> >>would users want to see in a newer version? Or is everyone happy with 
> >>RedBoot as it is?
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >We don't really have "versions" - eCos and RedBoot are constantly
> >evolving.  So, even if you don't see anything specific, stuff happens
> >all the time :-)  Most of the changes in eCos and RedBoot are customer
> >and target platform driven, with some generic improvements & extensions
> >being added along the way.
> >
> >What sorts of things did you have an interest in?
> >
> A partial wish list:
> - a consistent "verb option object value" command syntax

We already have a consistent command syntax.  How is what you propose 
any better?

> - command line history

Already supported.

> - enhancements to decompress gzipped ELF binaries from flash into RAM 
> for execution

'fis load' already knows how to unzip data.  Putting ELF images into 
FLASH would be wastful IMO.

> - redundant config data spaces in FIS (in case power fails during writes)
> - DHCP and TFTP clients that can pull configuration data (or a set up 
> script) from a server at boot time

I've already thought about this one - just haven't had the time to do

> Comments?

Feel free to propose patches - if they are reasonable and accepted
by the maintainers, they'll go in.

Gary Thomas <>
MLB Associates

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