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Re: release planning

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: release planning
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 18:32:35 +0200
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James Buchanan <address@hidden> writes:

Hi James,

> Would be nice to have GRUB2 for the IA-64 as well.  Intel documents
> the Extensible Firmware Interface and makes a lot of docs and tools
> available, plus driver writer guides and oodles of examples.

Right, I completely agree.  It is wise to make the EFI code as generic
as possible so it can be used for other (non-IA64) EFI systems.  The
sme is currently done for the IEEE 1275 code (Open Firmware).

> I might be lucky enough to have an IA-64 system (HP workstation,
> Itanium2 900MHz, 2GB RAM, 2x 36GB SCSI-3 disks, picked up second hand
> on eBay...) later this week.  It's interesting enough for me to have
> spent the last 5 hours transfixed by the docs. :)

Nice box!  please tell us if you need any help or visit our IRC

> I'll be sure to hack up the GRUB2 sources for IA-64 and give it a go.

Good luck :)


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