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Re: Grub 2 vs Grub Legacy: verbiage on website

From: Michael Hughes
Subject: Re: Grub 2 vs Grub Legacy: verbiage on website
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2009 07:42:32 -0500

Hi Gregg,

Thanks for clarifying.  It's good to know that I'm not the only one
confused by this.  So it sounds like the wording on the website is
actually reversed, with Grub Legacy being active, and Grub 2 in
testing and development and not officially released.  Of course this
is further confused by "Grub 2" being numbered as "Grub 1.**", but I'm
not trying to dispute how the branches are numbered, just how they are
explained on the download pages.  I attempted to email both Allen
Riddell and Robert Millan to make a correction/clarification to the
website but the addresses I found for them bounced.  Is there a better
channel to go through to request that someone review it?


On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 2:02 AM, Gregg C Levine
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Hello!
> It's not just you. The wording has a bad habit of confusing nearly everyone.
> Ideally the versions of Grub Legacy, such as 0.97 are the active versions of
> that one. And indeed it's being used by a number of distributions.
> Grub2 is still being developed. Those numbered ones you've seen there
> reflect those first efforts to create something. (or other.)
> Ideally if you do want to contribute the best idea is to pull the trunk from
> SVN and work with the contents of the Grub2 directories, carefully.
> --
> Gregg C Levine address@hidden
> "The Force will be with you always." Obi-Wan Kenobi
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: address@hidden
> [mailto:bug-grub-
>> address@hidden On Behalf Of Michael
> Hughes
>> Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2009 7:36 PM
>> To: address@hidden
>> Subject: Grub 2 vs Grub Legacy: verbiage on website
>> The following pages seem to have their wording mixed up (unless it's me!):
>> http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/grub-legacy-download.en.html
>> "GRUB Legacy has not been released publicly, but you can still get
>> test releases from the ftp site ..."
>> http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/grub-2-download.en.html
>> "GRUB 2 is now available via ftp."
>> It seems like these are swapped.  Isn't Legacy currently available,
>> and Grub 2 for testing only?
>> Thanks,
>> Mike
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