[maemo-developers] Raemo on-device testing tool first public release

From: Jami Pekkanen jami.pekkanen at nokia.com
Date: Tue Aug 28 15:06:46 EEST 2007
On Tue, 2007-08-28 at 14:36 +0300, Eero Tamminen wrote:
> Does this relate somehow to the sbrsh[1] which allows running Scratchbox
> foreign binaries which are in actuality transparently executed on
> a device with a different CPU over the network?  Sbrsh supports even
> fakeroot over NFS mounts, transports environment variables, ulimits,
> return values etc.

Yes, there's some overlap with sbrsh, but in general most of Raemo is
higher level and agnostic to underlying protocols. I think it could in
fact use sbrsh as backend just fine.

Raemo also works out many of the problems that sbrsh has (no sessions,
opens new connection for every call, NFS problems) and that are listed
on Sbrsh2-ideas[1] (I'll have to sync with its developers). There's even
been some initial discussion if Raemo could take the role of sbrsh in

Also the approach is a bit different, as Raemo doesn't try to be as
transparent as sbrsh, eg no magic is done to try to share the
environment from host to target (some of this is done via mounting
though) and it's designed to be run without Scratchbox session
(following more of Sb2's style).

[1] http://www.scratchbox.org/wiki/Sbrsh2

Thanks for the input
- Jami

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