[PROPOSAL] Improve UBI user space tools

Ezequiel Garcia

Hi all,

Here's a proposal I've been thinking while working with UBI and finding myself
cursing too often.

Apologies for the late submission.

Improve UBI user space tools

; Summary: Improve UBI userspace tools

; Proposer: Ezequiel García <ezequiel@...>

== Description ==
Currently the UBI tools are a bit messy and not straight-forward to use.
In addition, there are quite a few different -yet related- commands to
accomplish different stages of an UBI/UBIFS preparation or flashing.

A possible way of dealing with such complexity would be revisiting
these tools and introduce a new centralized tool (git-like), with sub-commands
for the different tasks.

The benefit of this effort is obviously to simplify the (exceedingly)
task of dealing with UBI and UBI volumes setup, both off-box and
in-box (presumably
for developers testings).

For instance, the ubinize tool requires the setup of an 'ini' file specifying
the volumes configuration, which is usually a bit annoying.

== Related work ==
I'm not aware of any

== Scope ==
A first working proposal of the centralized tool could be complete
in 4 weeks. This work should be done as close to upstream as possible
to come up with something useful to regular UBI users.

== Contractor Candidates ==
None yet.

[[Category:Project proposals 2013]]

Ezequiel García, VanguardiaSur

Bird, Tim <Tim.Bird@...>

On Tuesday, October 01, 2013 4:19 PM, Ezequiel Garcia wrote:

Improve UBI user space tools

Thanks for this proposal. I've saved it on the wiki at:

-- Tim