# 25th Aug 2022, 6:00 - 7:00 UTC+0
Attendees: Alex, Felix, Evan, Anastasia, Edward
## Decisions Summary
* A link pointing to the meeting will be added on the Contacts page. * We want to discuss the minimum required versions of our (build- )dependencies. We don’t want ifdefs checking for library versions in the code. When a programmer doesn’t support a library version, the build system should not enable it.
* [aklm] Are there any objections if I will add info about this meeting on the Contacts page? * Clarify this is NOT a support forum, not a troubleshooting forum * [Felix] Rework the flash chips database / minimize the compiled version of flashchips.c in size * In most cases, embedded applications only need a small selection of the available flash chips. If we are able to shrink it somehow, this could free useful space for other applications or use cases. * One approach: Currently, flash chips are grouped by vendors. So add compiler flags enabling or disabling these. * Another approach: Rework the way flash chips are organized. * flashchips.c is pretty inflexible and it’s complicated to get this in a format so that flash chips can be listed on the website. * Thus, store flash chips in an JSON file (may be any other format), which opens lots of possibilities. * The website could just use the JSON and list the data. For flashrom itself, we could write a little script (and add this to the build system) which converts the JSON data to C code. This way, we also could filter for specific flash chip characteristics (protocols, vendor, name, …), in case only a group or some specific chips are wanted. * Another advantage: We could add an API to (lib-)flashrom so that the user can use their own JSON file and so the user can add new (or change) flash chips without recompiling flashrom very easily. So flash chips can be compiled into flashrom but they also can be loaded using the JSON format. * Edward: there are patches for review [https://review.coreboot.org/q/topic:declarative_flashchips.c_complete%5D(htt...) * [Felix/Thomas] We should define minimum required versions of libraries and (build-)dependencies * [https://review.coreboot.org/c/flashrom/+/65919%5D(https://review.coreboot.or...) * Created a sheet to collect the versions * [https://review.coreboot.org/c/flashrom/+/66436%5D(https://review.coreboot.or...) * If defs is not great * If someone is using such an old libusb version, then ch341a programmer should not be built in at all * We want to hold the patch for a moment * TODO : create ticket to move the discussion there, add a comment to the patch 66436 , link the ticket >> [https://ticket.coreboot.org/issues/409%5D(https://ticket.coreboot.org/issues...) * Programmer param discussion * Board enable for i2c * [Joursoir] Flashrom CLI should have bash-completion (auto-complete text with TAB key while typing a command). Task for new contributors/next GSoC. * Useful for new users * Can be smaller project or larger project, can be broken into several phases * Felix: Not supported by standard bash, needs one extra packet. But most systems have it anyway. * Joursoir: Might need a bit of planning, think how to structure bash * We need to agree on what’s the end goals * Flashchips: too many of them, let’s not include it * Edward: Start as simple as possible, and then see how it goes. * Everyone: A very good idea * Joursoir (Alex) is a contact person for the project