[Buildroot] [PATCH 1/5] Remove the "project" feature

Hans-Christian Egtvedt hans-christian.egtvedt at atmel.com
Tue Sep 8 06:27:07 UTC 2009

On Tue,  8 Sep 2009 00:09:49 +0200
Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com> wrote:

> The "project" feature was designed to allow to several projects to be
> built inside the same Buildroot source tree and allowing the toolchain
> and non-configurable packages to be shared between the different
> projects on the same architecture. While being interesting in theory,
> this feature adds a level of complexity to Buildroot, both from an
> user perspective and from a developer perspective, while one of the
> main Buildroot strengh is to be simple. Moreover, this feature is only
> seldomly used by our users.

I use it all the time ;) How do you propose building for multiple
targets? I would at least like to share the toolchain, preferably also

I do however also like the KISS aspect of Buildroot.

> >From a user-level perspective, this for example allows to remove the
> project_build_ARCH directory, which was very confusing. The
> autotools-stamps directory is also removed, since these stamps are
> back at their normal location.

I did not think project_build_ARCH was confusing, but perhaps project_
part would be misleading? I would rather see a build/board/<stuff>


Best regards,
Hans-Christian Egtvedt

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