[Dev] Tizen on Yocto status + maintenance

Patrick Ohly patrick.ohly at intel.com
Mon Jun 15 13:53:59 GMT 2015

On Mon, 2015-06-15 at 16:46 +0300, Leon Anavi wrote:
> Hi Mauro,
> On 15.06.2015 03:16, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
> > Btw, I think we should remove the alien patches from meta-tizen,
> > keeping the tree with just the things that aren't on other places,
> > and use git submodule support instead, to fetch from those alien
> > repositories.
> >
> > This makes things clearer, and, IMHO, makes maintainership a
> > way easier, as there's no need to solve conflicts when merging
> > back from the layers.
> I think this is an excellent idea because it will simplify the maintenance.

If done right, one also does not have to deal with merge conflicts when
using combo-layer.

The advantage of combo-layer is that one can mix content from different
repositories at the same level, for example maintain a top-level README
file in your own distro-specific component repository (see how the poky
repository is put together for an example).

If you feel that git sub modules fit your needs better, sure, why not.

Best Regards, Patrick Ohly

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