[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Dream Scenario (Re: Maemo roadmap, SDK improvements...)

From: Dave Neuer dave.neuer at pobox.com
Date: Thu Feb 8 17:40:52 EET 2007
On 2/8/07, Devesh.Kothari at nokia.com <Devesh.Kothari at nokia.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Also, the FIASCO generator would presumably have to be
> >opened for this
> >> to happen.
> >
> >Carl said this too, and I'm unclear as to the dependency of an
> >all-open-source FIASCO image on opening the flasher tool; it
> >seems like I can already package up a new image using the
> >closed-source flasher, no?
> Its been a while, don't know if that has changed
> FIASCO is more of a container, flasher is able to seperately flash
> kernel, jffs2 rootfs etc. I think if I remember correctly you could even
> extract different parts in a FIASCO image using the flasher.

Right, I guess I assumed (incorrectly, it turns out) that since the
flasher can take the apart, it can also put them together.

While it seems ideally that one would like to have a tool that can
assemble and flash a full image, it's obviously not necessary.

Also, it seems like the FIASCO image can't be much more than the
sections w/ some kind of header, and maybe a checksum; it seems like
they could be trivially reverse engineered by someone who hadn't
agreed to the EULA (or lived in a country where the EULA restrictions
on reverse engineering were unenforceable).


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