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Re: GUI Work

From: John S.
Subject: Re: GUI Work
Date: Thu, 25 May 2006 20:34:38 -0400

I'm trying to get myself started in all of this, but I have a ton of questions. You'll have to forgive me if they are obvious, but this is my first time looking at the grub source.

Also I have never written code this low-level (on a PC) before. My most relevant experience would probably be writing some ms-dos games, which is similar but I'm assuming theres a ton of differences. So please forgive me if I don't know all of the concepts yet.

So here are the questions:

How much of the video API has been written?

What exactly does the file vbe.c do? I'm assuming it implements a VESA BIOS Extension interface that we can use when writing the API functions. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Also how much work is required on this set of code?

If the API has already been started which file is it in? if it has not, which file should be created for it? how about /video/i386/pc/ api.c ?

A ton of questions I know, but I'm a fast learner and should be caught up soon enough.

On 25-May-06, at 5:31 AM, Vesa Jääskeläinen wrote:

John S. wrote:
 I am interested in getting involved with GRUB and was wondering what
work has been done on implementing a GUI for GRUB 2.
If anyone is working on it right now, could you please let me know how I
can help.


I have been doing preparations for it by introducing Video API to GRUB 2
( It is still being fine tuned,
but basic design of the GUI could be started by now.

If you search archives from this mailing list you can notice some
messages about it. Here are some links that you should check out:

Vesa Jääskeläinen

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