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RE: RedBoot banner comedy hour
I think the bike shed should be orange.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of
> Chris Zimman
> Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 10:54 AM
> To: Jonathan Larmour
> Cc: eCos discuss list
> Subject: RE: [ECOS] RedBoot banner
> > RedBoot already had a startup banner. U-boot has never had one I
> > believe.
> It depends on what you call a startup banner. I personally
> don't mind name of prog and copyright, but anything beyond
> that non-technical is just unwanted cruft as far as I go.
> > Maybe it might have been different if RedBoot hadn't had
> such a banner
> > at
> the point it was GPL'd.
> It has a fairly minimal banner as it stands right now.
> Something like:
> RedBoot(tm) bootstrap and debug environment [ROMRAM]
> Copyright (C) 2000-2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> Platform: PLATFORM NAME (ARM9)
> RAM: 0x00000000-0x00800000, [0x0002fcc8-0x007dd000] available
> FLASH: 0x04000000-0x041fffff, 4 x 0x8000 blocks, 126 x 0x20000 blocks
> ...would be lovely as far as I'm concerned. I would vote for
> doing away with the 'certified'/'non-certified' thing as
> well, since it's meaningless in practice to most people.
> > I don't think it's a bad thing for users to be aware of RedBoot's
> > licence anyway. If anyone was worried about read-only data
> (not RAM)
> > footprint, there are probably many other areas of memory footprint
> > that deserve attention, and you probably wouldn't want to use
> > something as all-encompassing as RedBoot in any case ;).
> OK but just to be clear, as far as I can tell right now, you
> guys are just adding this because you feel like it versus
> their being an actual requirement for having done so.
> Certainly for myself, the consideration is not the memory
> footprint, it's the fact that something redundant is being
> added to the startup. Anyone who wants to see the details of
> the license can very easily go look at the GPL. I don't
> necessarily need to be reminded of it every time the platform starts.
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