Lead: Javier Montalvo-Orús (Symbian)
Members: Symbian, Freescale, WR
We want to
- Autodetect boards on the local network or in a lab
- Autodetect services on a remote system
- Autodetect connection mechanisms to a board (connectors)
- Autodetect remote board registries (related to Shared Board Labs)
in order to simplify setup of remote system connections for a user.
The actual detection of services could go
- via network (e.g. ECF Discovery using Zeroconf/Bonjour, http://www.dns-sd.org)
- it could be through vendor-specific agents running on the remote system,
- or it could be even without asking the live target, e.g. by looking at a local ELF image of the kernel on the target or investigating SPIRIT files.
Use cases for autodetect:
- New Connection - instead of having to type an IP address, get a list of available systems. Grouped by system type, connection type (serial vs. TCP/IP), LAN/WAN range etc.
- In the New Connection Wizard, when the remote system is already identified, get available services / subsystems pre-selected as detected on the remote system (or disabled if not available on the remote system).
- New Board Lab - instead of having to type an IP address, get a list of available board lab servers.