[bitbake-devel] [OE-core] Feedback on HOB (new image creator GUI)

Yu, Ke ke.yu at intel.com
Sat Oct 1 00:23:07 UTC 2011

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gary Thomas [mailto:gary at mlbassoc.com]
> Sent: Saturday, October 01, 2011 5:56 AM
> To: Patches and discussions about the oe-core layer
> Cc: Yu, Ke; bitbake-devel at lists.openembedded.org; Lock, Joshua
> Subject: Re: [OE-core] Feedback on HOB (new image creator GUI)
> On 2011-09-30 08:36, Yu Ke wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > As you may already know, a new GUI has been added to bitbake recently,
> > i.e. HOB (Human Oriented Builder). It is a graphical image creator that allows
> user to freely choose which packages to be built in the image. The wiki
> https://wiki.yoctoproject.org/wiki/BitBake/GUI/Hob has more detail.
> >
> > This email is to collect your feedback on the HOB. Current HOB is our
> > first version, and it surely has many place to improve. We has the plan to
> enhance it in Yocto 1.2. So we really hope that you can use it and provide your
> valuable feedback . We do think user's feedback/requirement is the right way to
> go. Looking forward your valuable input.
> >
> > Best Regards
> > Ke
> >
> > Ps. The simple way to run hob is:
> > # touch conf/hob-pre.conf conf/hob-post.conf # bitbake -u hob -r
> > conf/hob-pre.conf -R conf/hob-post.conf
> >
> > Where conf/hob-pre.conf conf/hob-post.conf is the configuration file, which
> can be empty in above case.
> I build images which are not based on any of the core-XXX images listed by HOB.
> How can I get them into the drop-down base list?
> Is there a way I can filter out some of the base images?  tasks?

Gary, thanks for trying and giving out the input. It is helpful.

For the base image list, HOB generate it by searching all the task whose name containing "image", and we plan to improve it in Yocto 1.2 by searching task who inherits image.bbclass.  

So currently, if you name your own image with XXX-image, HOB should be able to automatically add it in the drop-down list.

And yes, it is helpful to allow user adding item into base image list. it can be done by adding one item in "Edit"->"Preference". I will add this requirement to my plan. For base image filtering, I am not sure if it is necessary, since base image list is not that long. How do you think?


> I ask these questions because in particular, I use a lot of the recipes in meta and
> meta-yocto, but none of the images or tasks (because they don't really address
> my needs, don't take offense, I just want more control than they offer)
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