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    Dear Grant Likely,

    In message <fa686aa40905272029n32aa5f1ds86d07f0de4894815@mail.gmail.com> you wrote:
    >
    > Personally, I attribute a lot of that in powerpc land to the fact that
    > we had no clue what we were doing when we started the process of
    > porting all powerpc platforms to use the device tree. It was hard.
    > It was painful. We didn't have much established convention to learn
    > from. However, now that it is complete I would say that it has been a
    > net-win and it is now simpler to bring up new boards and SoCs than it
    > ever was before.

    True. From a commercial point of view this is a huge problem casued
    by the device tree - custumers who used to oder a BSP from commercial
    service providers (like Robert or me :-) now often find that all they
    need to do is to tweak the device tree to get their system running.
    Lost business. D*mn... [Maybe this explains Robert's reluctance?]

    But as stated before: from the engineering point of view it's a real
    big win now.

    Best regards,

    Wolfgang Denk

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