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= Discussion around the organization of the Buildroot manual =
 
  
== Proposed organization ==
 
 
== List of topics that must be covered ==
 
 
* Configuration
 
** Explain the impact of the target architecture variant selection
 
** Explain the toolchain backends
 
** Explain the init systems
 
** Explain the /dev management strategies
 
** Explain the configuration of the kernel, and real-time extensions
 
** Explain the root filesystem types, with specific details on the special initramfs case
 
* How to add new packages
 
** The different package infrastructures
 
** Details on autotools-package infrastructure, on cmake-package infrastructure, generic-package infrastructure
 
** Details on how to write the Config.in files: when 'depends on' should be used, when 'select' should be used. How to properly handle dependencies on toolchain features (RPC, locale, etc.)
 
** Details on hooks
 
** Details on adding patches to packages
 
** Details on adding licensing information to packages
 
** Details on gettext/libiconv handling
 
* Contribution
 
** How to report bugs (bug tracker, IRC). Explain to include the .config file + 100-200 last lines of build log after doing a complete 'make clean; make'
 
** How to send patches.
 

Latest revision as of 19:07, 9 February 2013