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Re: [PATCH] grub2 for Cygwin

From: Pavel Roskin
Subject: Re: [PATCH] grub2 for Cygwin
Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2008 16:38:56 -0400

On Thu, 2008-04-03 at 21:56 +0200, Christian Franke wrote:

> OK, if there is no chance to get this accepted, grub2 project managers 
> should tell me soon.

I'm not a project manager, but I would hate to see useful code

I think the ability to install GRUB from Windows would allow creating
installers for Windows that install a free OS without reboots and would
not rely on booting from any media other than the hard drive.  I think a
non-Cygwin port would be preferred for that, but Cygwin could be a
useful stepping stone, a testbed and the build environment for the
native port.

> It does not make much sense to spent time sending cygwin releated 
> patches upstream, when all these are eventually rejected.

Maybe we could start with simple changes that don't make the code
significantly more complex?

I think it would be nice to have a universal infrastructure for all
platforms that would use linker scripts instead of strip and objcopy on
all platforms.

Perhaps you could clone git:// and keep the patches
in your local copy?  The great thing about git is that it relieves the
urgency of merges, as the changes can be held as separate patches and
rebased to the current tree as needed.

> The cygwin port of grub2 is targeted to users who want a *n[iu]x 
> environment, but (have to) use Windows as main work OS for whatever 
> reason. They likely have already installed cygwin :-)

Why would they benefit from GRUB?  Just wondering.

Pavel Roskin

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