[ECOS] Re: PC targets and ethernet

John Dallaway jld@ecoscentric.com
Thu Aug 12 08:49:00 GMT 2004


Hi Andrew

Andrew Lunn wrote:

>>>Question: Why should hardware packages not be removable?
>>
>>This was a design decision intended to prevent users from modifying 
>>their configuration to such an extent that it was effectively targetting 
>>a different board. The eCos Configuration Tool uses the selected 
>>"Hardware Template" (target) for more than just package selection. For 
>>example, the "Run Tests" feature requires knowledge of the selected board.
> 
> OK. 
> 
> This leads to the counter question. Is ecosconfig broken? Should it
> also not allow hardware targets to be removed?

ecosconfig has no need to impose the restriction detailed above. It 
could be argued that the GUI and CLUI tools should be consistent in this 
respect. However, there may be objections to imposing such a restriction 
on ecosconfig users.

John Dallaway
eCosCentric Limited

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