[MeeGo-dev] MeeGo core utiltities, coreutils or busybox?
auke-jan.h.kok at intel.com
Thu Feb 25 13:30:46 CST 2010
On 02/25/10 05:27, Marius Vollmer wrote:
> what should MeeGo use for its core utilities, like /bin/ls, /bin/cp,
> Maemo has used busybox in its 'PR' (product) configurations, and GNU
> coreutils / whatever Scratchbox 1 has in its 'DEV' (development,
> obviously) configurations.
> I think the devices that MeeGo targets can easily host the GNU
> coreutils, and I believe Moblin is using them, too. Development pretty
> much requires them, and it is good to safe us from the pain of having
> different kinds of core utilities in different configurations.
> To be fair, Maemo has been living OK with busybox, but it feels really
> odd to have busybox on a device with 32 gigs and 500 Mhz "for space and
> performance reasons".
moblin has been using coreutils without any issue until now, and I think
we want to keep doing so as much as possible everywhere. We might have
to revisit that for specific platforms where needed, but in general we'd
like everyone to have the familiar tools of a "full" system around as
much as possible.
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