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Re: Google Summer of Code 2007

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: Google Summer of Code 2007
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 12:14:22 +0100
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"Brandon Sho" <address@hidden> writes:

> I agree wholeheartily with Jeroen's last paragraph below.
> Some might even add that this should have been done sooner

That means you will send in patches?
> As an observer I have not noticed any remarkable gain or needed
> functionality added for quite some time.   Its been years and you
> still don't have a production version..   And you should at least
> attempt for the legacy features as a proof of stability and then later
> you can add features as it matures.

That is what we have been doing for quite a while.  Our main focus was
working towards a release and if you look carefully you will see there
was quite some progress over these years, although GRUB is the kind of
project in which you do not immediately notice features, like in a
project with a fancy GUI.  I mean: the user will not see when for
example a filesystem is supported, but the user will see when it is
not supported.

I hope you understand all of us are volunteers.  Sometimes we do not
have time to work on GRUB, in that case simply nothing happens.
Sometimes we think it is fun to add a feature, even if it isn't
required for the release.  But you can't blame anyone for that, if we
don't accept patches like these, people will start working on other
fun projects.  I think most of us know perfectly well what to do in
order to get GRUB 2 stable and to replace GRUB Legacy and we are all
working on this as a top priority.


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