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Re: RFC: 1.97 roadmap

From: Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: RFC: 1.97 roadmap
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 19:10:12 +0200

On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 6:10 PM, Robert Millan<address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> I think it's time we begin the discussion on GRUB 1.97.  What do we want to
> see in it, and a rough schedule.  1.97 is meant to be a point release, without
> any major changes (I mean, except for those we already have ;-)), and it 
> should
> happen soon (like this month or so).
I think it would be good if we release before ubuntu's beta freeze.
> Here's what I'd like to see included:
>  - Low memory heap (useful to move code off kern/i386/pc/startup.S).
Originally I thought of a path relocator32->relocator users->mm
relocator32 is ready for next round of review but is untested. Now I
think about it mm patch isn't actually dependent on relocator32, just
you won't get some features (as loading big initrds and removal of
os_area_size/os_area_addr fields) before relocator32 is used by all
loaders. I will adjust mm patch to this and add
.(text|data|bss)-lowmem section support.
>  - Authentication support (even if it only supports passwords initially).
>  - Gettext.
>  - Integrated "hiddenmenu" functionality.
>  - Other cleanups, like Vladimir's video split.
What about savedefault? Which savedefault way you prefer?
> Bigger overhauls like the fancy menu
I started splitting Collin's patches and actually only quite few need
to go to the parts already present in grub2. Perhaps 1.97 can be
brought to a state when gfxmenu can be compiled externally?
> or Bean's proposal for new module
> format, I think should be considered after 1.97.

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