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Re: Some ideas about new features of grub

From: Pavel Roskin
Subject: Re: Some ideas about new features of grub
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 17:48:02 -0400

On Sun, 2009-08-23 at 14:56 +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 02, 2009 at 04:48:56PM +0800, Bean wrote:
> > 
> > LUA integration.
> > LUA is quite powerful, it's more suitable to do complicated task than
> > sh script. For example, we can use it to detect os at runtime,
> > implement simple commands, or draw the graphic menu.
> I feel similarly about LUA as I do about writable filesystems.  In fact I'm
> considering a configure flag so that it's only enabled only when user
> requests it.
> But I know both Marco and Pavel feel strongly about this.  Please can you
> comment?

Ideally, I would prefer GRUB to have one scripting language.  I just
didn't have time and desire to argue against LUA inclusion.  Having more
code means more work for maintainers.

Pavel Roskin

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