Agreed that commercial linux distributions may be convenient
but expensive. But they have limitations too.
Used Monta Vista Linux, nice but expensive and learned that
no board support package for a particular ARM development
board was in hand, that BSP came from a third party, that
means extra $$$$.
Overo, Linaro/CodeSourcery-gcc serve prototyping very well.
On 5/18/11, Alex Gibson <alxx@...> wrote:
> On 15/05/2011 1:11 AM, Jeff Graham wrote:
>> Any luck?
>> I went through those steps and still could not get it to work. I asked
>> for help using the DSP on an Overo on this forum and TI e2e. Some
>> responses. No joy.
>> I saw that there may be an MPI interface soon.
>> It is just too typical: the responses for help amount to telling you to
>> visit a list of websites and wikis to grab various pieces of this and
>> that: just mix them together and magic happens.
>> I have not found a coherent set of instructions that step through a
>> complete process from start to finish that get the DSP to work.
>> Why doesn't Overo provide such instructions? Certainly they must know or
>> at least could find out.
>> The only thing on their wiki is a brief nod (and astounding claim that
>> it is the FIRST successful DSP use with overo) along the lines of "here
>> is a link to a university website that says that they did manage to get
>> it done". Of course the website does not tell you how to accomplish it
>> step-by-step. As a consolation they do have downloads... for some much
>> older versions of stuff.
>> How can Overo sell a product without being able to explain how to use
>> this significant capability (which is also touted as a selling point)?
>> If I can only use half of the functionality, maybe Overo should only
>> sell it for half the price.
> Why do people expect to be spoon fed ?
> The full edk type kits/packages from a lot of the vendors give the same
> or less support than gumstix , if you have ever used them
> and they are 10 to 20x the cost and sometimes have multiple nda's to
> sign before they'll even sell to you.
> Have you tried c6run or c6 accel ?
> It works. Got it running on beagle board - thats following the
> instructions step by step on the website.
> In progress on getting it working on gumstix and pandaboard - just
> following the instruction on the links below.
> I have to write it up for students to use(and follow) so when I do, if
> I'm allowed to(by my work) I'll put it on the gumstix wiki
> So far it appears just as easy as making a custom image with bitbake.
> Then again I've worked with TI dsps before.
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