Agustin Benito Bethencourt <agustin.benito@...>
Dear CIP friends,
At ELCE Thursday Oct 13th, the CIP group had a f2f meeting. After having lunch together, Board members met for about an hour. After that the rest of the members joined and discussed the following topics for over an hour:
++ 4.4 kernel repository
* During the event was announced that the first CIP kernel will be 4.4. At the meeting we clarified where to have the repository for that kernel.
** In the past, we reached the consensus to stay as close to the kernel community as possible. Following this approach, there is a consensus at CIP on using kernel.org as the working place for the kernel. The Linux Foundation fully supports this decision.
* The general idea is to have the working repositories where it make sense and mirror them all in a central place.
* CIP will use by default the Linux kernel tools/process to submit/review patches.
** We are currently discussing the general maintainership policies.
++ Other tools. Repositories mirrors
* As mirroring tool we will use Gitlab (as a service for now).
** As a key advantage it was stated that this tool can be set behind the firewall which for big corporations can make a difference in getting internal traction towards working in the open. Feature wise, Gitlab has what CIP needs.
* Gitlab will be use for additional required software beyond the kernel.
** When the account is set up, we will announce it.
++ CIP platforms
* The goal of the discussion was to find a common ground we all can share, assuming each member will focus most of their energy on those platforms used in production.
* CIP basic requirements for selecting a platform:
** At least one ARM and one Intel board
** At least one low cost development board for each architecture.
** No matter what CIP chooses, the list can be increased when consensus is reached.
** If any SoC joins CIP, we will obviously strongly consider adding their boards to the list.
* The boards selected at this point are:
** Beaglebone Black (TI Sitara 335x). This is a low cost board we reached consensus upon.
** Altera Cyclone V. CIP will figure out some details about how to handle off-tree code from it.
* The discussion around other boards is still ongoing.
++ Delivery (release) model
* When do we plan to release the platform? How?
** Agustin Benito Bethencourt (Codethink) will present a proposal to CIP about this to start the discussion.
* Since CIP was announced, in April 2016, the Group has reached consensus in several fundamental topics. For this reason, we agreed to
write a Whitepaper to describe the current status and considerations of the CIP project.
* Current main consensus points are summarised in the CIP slides presented at various events. The idea is to move from there to a document.
* CIP group will start working on this topic as soon as possible.
++ 2017 CIP roadmap
* In order to define 2017 activity, CIP decided to pick up some key dates an plan milestones around them.
** Consensus was reached around ELC, LinuxCon Japan and ELCE, based on the experience from 2016.
Agustin Benito Bethencourt
Principal Consultant - FOSS at Codethink