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Re: GRUB portability

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: GRUB portability
Date: 25 Sep 2003 19:47:03 +0200
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Yoshinori Okuji <address@hidden> writes:

>  --- Marco Gerards <address@hidden> wrote:


> Although this is applicable to GRUB as well, the main problem of PUPA is that
> quite few people are interested in the core development. So I'm afraid that
> nobody will join the project, until PUPA has a full set of basic features.
> That's a common tendency in volunteer-based projects.

Sounds familiar to me, the Hurd has the same problem.

> If you are thinking of porting a boot loader seriously, please contribute to
> PUPA. You will have to work on common parts as well as architecture-specific
> parts, definitely.

I can not promise anything yet, but if I have time I will work on
PUPA.  I understand that working on common part is a part of the job.

> Also, please do not waste your time to attempt to port GRUB to another
> architecture. GRUB is unportable and has many deficiencies in the
> implementation.



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