[ECOS] Re: Improvement to makemakefile script

Thomas Koeller thomas@koeller.dyndns.org
Sat Mar 29 18:43:00 GMT 2003

Doing eCos development requires a number of different things to be
installed - gcc, GNU binutils, Tcl/Tk, even more exotic stuff like
wxWindows. Building the HTML documentation requires jade, style
sheets, maybe even TeX and some macro packages.

Now bash is a pretty standard program that virtually everybody has,
or could easily install. I just can't see the point in taking any
pains, however small, just because there may be a remote possibility
of someone wanting to do eCos development on a system that has all
those software packages, but no bash.

I apologize for being this penetrant, but, as you rightfully stated,
it is a question of principle, and I'd like to point out that one
generally accepted principle of open source software development is
to build upon the work of others where it makes your work easier,
and not to re-invent the wheel. I'd say we should follow this principle,
too, don't you agree?


Jonathan Larmour wrote:
> Koeller, T. wrote:
> > Given the fact that 100% of the ecos development is done
> > on either cygwin or linux systems,
> I think someone was asking us just recently about HP/UX (although that may
> not have been on a public list). I know from a commercial view, people
> have come asking for eCos support for other systems, certainly Solaris.
> So, most eCos development is done on those two platforms, but not 100%;
> nor would it be a good goal to restrict it anyway (although this
> _particular_ patch would hardly be a big step :-) - it's the principle).
> Jifl
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