[RFC PATCH 00/20] introduce application support

Sascha Hauer s.hauer at pengutronix.de
Thu Mar 7 02:36:49 EST 2013

On Wed, Mar 06, 2013 at 10:26:43AM +0100, Jean-Christophe PLAGNIOL-VILLARD wrote:
> HI,
> 	this patch serie introduce the application support to barebox
> 	This will allow to run application at run time by calling barebox
> 	syscalls and as this will be a stable ABI the application will able
> 	the run against any barebox that support it
> 	As the application are not linked to barebox the GPLv2 licence does
> 	not apply.
> 	This patch serie provide a small libc (partialy implemented) which is
> 	under GPLv2 + exception
> As a special exception, if other files instantiate templates or use macros
> or inline functions from this file, or you compile this file and link it
> with other works to produce a work based on this file, this file does not
> by itself cause the resulting work to be covered by the GNU General Public
> License. However the source code for this file must still be made available
> in accordance with section (3) of the GNU General Public License.
> This exception does not invalidate any other reasons why a work based on
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> 	This also provide the curses support proted against the libary with some examples

I'm fine with the app support in general, but I don't want to become the
maintainer of a proprietary software helper framework. So, if you want
curses and whatever stuff, create a separate repository for it. The
barebox repository ends at the syscall interface and an example
application for showing how to use it.


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