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Re: Experimental branch for GRUB

From: Colin Watson
Subject: Re: Experimental branch for GRUB
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 15:08:37 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 03:45:28PM +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> I've to go soon and can go in more detail later, but user branches work
> fine.  I put two of my local patchsets there just a few minutes ago,
> check
> I think building deb from snapshots of this experimental branch is a good
> idea, and it can be done in any place you see fit, BUT if a proprietary
> solution is used, the GNU project can't endorse those (e.g. we wouldn't
> link to them).  I haven't followed the latest developments on which parts
> of Launchpad have been liberated.

Launchpad is entirely free software now (contrary to an earlier plan you
may have heard of which involved holding back a couple of components;
that plan was later discarded). I haven't thought much about whether it
would be actively better for GRUB development, but I don't think there's
an ideological reason preventing it nowadays.

I'd be overjoyed to make use of Bazaar for GRUB development; I use it
for as many Ubuntu projects as possible, and these days for most of my
personal projects too since it generally does a good job of not getting
in my way. It would be easiest to do so if the Debian source package
were maintained in it too, as a straightforward branch of the
appropriate upstream revision; that way, it would be possible to simply
'bzr merge' changes.

Colin Watson                                       address@hidden

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