board/device file names, and machine names

Tim Bird tim.bird at
Tue Mar 2 19:47:29 EST 2010

On 03/02/2010 04:39 PM, Daniel Walker wrote:
> I'm ok with doing renames once all the code is merged .. That's always
> been one of the options with the Google code. 
> However, we need some future direction .. If we do a rename later on
> with the older code, then we ideally want new code to be submitted with
> appropriate names..

I'm not sure I understand.  Are you suggesting that
code for new boards developed for Android phones be submitted
under the eventual product names?  That's really not possible
if you want the code submitted before the product ships, because
the marketing department often finalizes a product name late
in the development cycle.
 -- Tim

Tim Bird
Architecture Group Chair, CE Linux Forum
Senior Staff Engineer, Sony Corporation of America

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