removing HEX_FILES_TO_MERGE?


Bolivar, Marti
 

Hi,

Is anybody using the HEX_FILES_TO_MERGE build system property?

It was originally added by Nordic, but has since been removed from our
downstream Zephyr distribution, and I personally think it would make
sense to remove it from upstream as well for Zephyr 2.0 unless it's
proven useful to others.

There seems to be rough TSC consensus that upstream Zephyr should
avoid trying to half-solve the problem of "stitching" together blobs
into a final executable, in favor of letting users pick their own
solutions. This seems to fall into that category.

Any objections to removing this feature for Zephyr 2.0 (from actual
users)?

I thought I'd ping the list to check, especially since it's an
officially (if briefly) documented feature in the LTS release:

https://docs.zephyrproject.org/1.14.0/application/index.html

Thanks,
Marti

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