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Re: Update on video subsystem draft

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: Update on video subsystem draft
Date: Sun, 01 Jan 2006 18:16:39 +0100
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Vesa Jääskeläinen <address@hidden> writes:

>> For a GNU project VMWare is absolutely not an option.  You are of
>> course free to do whatever you like, but it is not something that can
>> be documented.
> Well I don't even run a Linux natively on this system :). I use VMware a
> lot for different things on this system, so for me it is natural to also
> develop grub2 on this configuration.
> But there are open source systems like bochs and others that might
> support also virtual serial ports/nic's or so that can also be used on
> VMware. Serial debugging could be a nice feature.

Perhaps bochs or qemu would work.

> May I ask why that cannot be documented? Of course I can provide this
> information on my own website if required.

Because for a GNU project references in official documentation to
non-free software is not allowed.  Of course you are free to put on
your website whatever you want to put there :-).  But I seriously doubt
that vmware has the debugging features bochs has.


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