Gentoo Archives: gentoo-embedded

From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
To: gentoo-embedded@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-embedded] frontend needed to make Gentoo/embedded a viability
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2006 23:51:08
1 so i was tooling along the road thinking about what it would take for people
2 to sit down and use Gentoo/embedded for the target ... currently we have misc
3 ways of doing this by hand (install mask/etc...), but it tends to be error
4 prone and it requires the end user to know more than they should about the
5 portage environment
7 what would help here is a frontend ... something like uClinux or Open Embedded
8 where a menu system allows the user to select the packages to install into
9 the target image and when they're done, they simply type 'make' ... wait a
10 bit and they're left with images that they can take and flash onto the target
11 board
13 so really, a friendly frontend for the user to select the characteristics of
14 the system, and then a backend to take that config and use emerge to build
15 everything and generate an image ... would make it easy to create stock board
16 descriptions too ...
18 what do you guys think ? stupid idea ? good idea waiting for a champion ?
19 -mike