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Re: Solving the grub-pe2elf problem

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: Solving the grub-pe2elf problem
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 13:35:08 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Sat, Aug 08, 2009 at 12:49:27AM -0400, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-08-07 at 22:39 +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> > I don't understand this.  Why is a requirement to install GNU binutils
> > unreasonable, whereas a requirement to install objconv is not?
> Installing binutils can break the existing toolchain.  Installing
> objconv should not.
> It's a good idea, as it would unify Apple and Cygwin support to some
> degree.

I would prefer if we didn't feed the NIH syndrome in those two platforms (the
rest of the world has settled on ELF, and it is still difficult for users of
those two OSes to produce that format).

That said, switching to objconv is an improvement.  I have nothing against it.

Robert Millan

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