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Re: Question about the GNU Grub ideas

From: Jeroen Dekkers
Subject: Re: Question about the GNU Grub ideas
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 01:22:19 +0100
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At Fri, 23 Mar 2007 00:44:16 +0100,
Yoshinori K. Okuji wrote:
> On Thursday 22 March 2007 23:49, Jeroen Dekkers wrote:
> > > I am a potential student applicant for the "Google-summer -of -code"
> > > program. And I am strongly interested in the GNU Grub project, especially
> > > for the porting grubs to the EFI-based PC platform idea. But there are
> > > few messages or information about EFI porting for grub2. So I have some
> > > questions about this idea.
> >
> > I don't have any experience with EFI, but as far as I know GRUB2
> > already boots on intel macs and other EFI-based x86 machines. Although
> > it probably still needs a lot of work, that isn't going to be enough
> > for a Summer of Code project.
> Why not enough? EFI has a significant amount of share in the market, and I 
> see 
> nothing bad with working on EFI stuff.
> I have already written the status in the wiki:
> In addition, we need Multiboot support on EFI as well.

The question is whether it's possible to formulate a project big
enough for Summer of Code and that also has clear goals, given that
the basic implementation of the port is already done?

But I don't know anything about EFI, so if you say that's possible
than it's okay with me.

Jeroen Dekkers

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