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Re: grub2 ChangeLog conf/i386-pc.rmk conf/powerpc-i...

From: Jerone Young
Subject: Re: grub2 ChangeLog conf/i386-pc.rmk conf/powerpc-i...
Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2007 14:48:14 -0500

That sounds reasonable. So perhaps having a multiboot directory as
Marco specified is the best way to go then. Let me know if this is an
a way everyone agrees on and I'll get a patch together to make things
nice for everyone.

On 8/7/07, Yoshinori K. Okuji <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hello,
> On Thursday 26 July 2007 00:28, Jerone Young wrote:
> > This was no mistake. So here is the thinking here (I figured this
> > would come up). The multiboot heads outside of the grub directory are
> > not grub specific. This gives other operating systems or programs (in
> > this case GPL 3 compatible operating systems) the ability to include
> > these headers and use them. They mainly contain definitions that are
> > not just specific to grub, but multiboot.
> First of all, thank you for the great contribution! I guess I really must
> finish writing up the specification now...
> About the headers, I don't like the location, either. As I said before, the
> purpose of GRUB is not to provide a library. Even if code can be reused, this
> is out of our concern. And, more importantly, the reason why the header files
> are put under grub/ is to avoid conflicts with system headers. Although the
> probablity of having such a conflict on multiboot.h, I still prefer to
> segregate our own headers under grub.
> Thanks,
> Okuji
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