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[PROPOSAL] Improve UBI user space tools
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
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 ==
[[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:
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