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Re: A20 patch

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: A20 patch
Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2006 16:39:43 +0200
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address@hidden writes:


Before this gets out of control, I'd like to clarify a few things.
There is too much confusion already.  I'm very sorry I was the one who
started this. :-/

> address@hidden said:
>>> On Friday 21 July 2006 11:58, Molle Bestefich wrote:
>>> Whom on earth wants to use alpha software as their boot loader?
>> Oh, what a shameless comment. Nobody said such a thing when GRUB was born. If
>>  all people were like you, any new technology wouldn't be accepted or
>> developed. Note that nearly all free software projects are volunteer-based,
>> and great people always have been contributing to cutting-edge software
>> projects. This is how GNU and many other free software projects have evolved.
> That may very well be the case, but... GRUB2 has been rather heavily
> adveertised as alpha material, while grub-legacy has been advertised as
> abandonned, leaving prospective users wondering what to do.

GRUB Legacy has always been alpha software too.

I think the reason why Okuji asked me why I did something for GRUB
Legacy is a sane question.  I did a lot of work on GRUB 2 already and
Okuji and me are the maintainers.  It's quite weird to see the
maintainer of GRUB 2 to send in a patch for GRUB Legacy.

The reason why I send in a patch for GRUB Legacy has nothing to do how
I think or feel about GRUB 2.  I am still very interested in GRUB 2
and plan to do a lot more GRUB 2 hacking when I have the time.  The
reason why I sent in a patch was because I am working on it for
google's Summer of Code.  So it has nothing to do with personal
interest, it's just something I had to do.

That said, it's clear to me that most work should be done on GRUB 2.
And that is what I will do and hope anyone will do.  GRUB 2 is easier
to maintain, easier to hack and has more potential.  I think I will
send in yet another patch for GRUB Legacy, with the same reason as the
previous patch.  But after that it is good old GRUB 2 hacking for me
again. :-)


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