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README.md

README.md

Ignition-imx6

Ignition scripts for SolidRun's i.MX6 based mini computers.

Those scripts are intended to be downloaded by Ignition as a gzipped tarball. For that Ignitio uses github API.

After being downloaded Ignition scans the directories and provides the user a list of distributions to install from.

Each directory is a distribution installation cookbook that provides name, description, icon and installation script.

Optionally it might provide a list to the user to choose from, and up to 4 custom checkboxes with different defaults that the user can choose from.

Ignition scripts directory structure

Directory

NAME - Name of the distribution

DESCRIPTION - Description of the distribution

icon.png - A 100x100 pixels icon

install.sh - Installation script

list.sh - Optional script to provide the GUI a list to choose from

CUSTOM0 - Optional checkbox that the user can choose

CUSTOM1 - Optional checkbox that the user can choose

CUSTOM2 - Optional checkbox that the user can choose

CUSTOM3 - Optional checkbox that the user can choose

Development and improvement cycle

Following is a recommended diagram how to improve Ignition scripts -

  • Fork / clone ignition-imx project
  • Modify it by creating a directory with new cookbook or fix bugs
  • Create a gzipped tarball of the project
  • Host the tarball into a local web server
  • Boot Ignition and change the repository URL to the local web server with the file URL
  • Debug
  • Once ready push the changes to your fork and issue a pull request

Notes

  • The UI has progress indication scans the install.sh stdout/stderr and accepts a format like the following - " number%". For instance "##### 30.5%"
  • Once Ignition recognizes such a pattern it updates the progress bar with the requested percentage
  • When reaching 100% Ignition changes the progress bar title from "Download..." to "Installing...". It will still accept progress indication.
  • Best method to provide such progress is using 'curl' with the '--progress' flag
  • Bare in mind that the installation script should run on a 512MByte systems (like CuBox-i1 and HummingBoard-i1).