[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Difference between retail rootfs and developer rootfs

From: Kalle Vahlman kalle.vahlman at gmail.com
Date: Wed Aug 30 13:59:30 EEST 2006
2006/8/29, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen at iki.fi>:
> What's the difference between the rootfs installed by default on
> devices that ship with OS2006 and Maemo_Dev_Platform_v2.0_armel-
> rootfs.jffs2 (besides USB networking and root access being enabled)?
> What does "easier debugging" mean besides root access?
> Or to ask another way, is there any reason why I wouldn't want to
> flash in the developer rootfs? Is saving space the only reason why
> the device doesn't ship with a rootfs equivalent to the developer one?

Simply put, the developer rootfs swaps (most if not all)
non-opensource components (applications etc) to debug symbols and some
developer-oriented tools (mmc/usbnet plugins and so on).

You do not want to flash the developer rootfs on a device you plan to
actually use for anything other than developing applications I guess.

Kalle Vahlman, zuh at iki.fi
Powered by http://movial.fi
Interesting stuff at http://syslog.movial.fi

More information about the maemo-developers mailing list