Re: [nslu2-linux] uboot vs redboot
- Redboot, while open source, is neither maintained nor, IMHO,
maintainable. If uboot runs on the slug, then it could be a
I'm developing APEX because the existing options are wanting in many
ways. It is likely to be the loader that we use for the openslug
firmware as a complete replacement for redboot. At this point, it is
still ALPHA on this platform.
Using one or another loader has a lot to do with how you plan to use
the device. Switching out the bootloader is not for the weak hearted.
Redboot is adequate for most people. APEX will be faster, smaller,
and more flexible. It will have a deterministic firmware recovery
procedure and I hope to enable a USB serial console mode so that we
don't have to do any soldering to get access to the bootloader prompt.
Adding these features to Redboot would be challenging.
On Tue, 08 Feb 2005 22:51:28 -0000, sputnik136 <sputnik13@...> wrote:
> Can anyone tell me the advantages, if any, of redboot over uboot, or
> vice versa? More over, what does sluggo or apex offer over either of
> the aforementioned packages?
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