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Re: grub-0.97: btrfs multidevice support [PATCH]

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: grub-0.97: btrfs multidevice support [PATCH]
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 16:09:51 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 08:38:10AM +1000, Bron Gondwana wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 10:21:46PM +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> > 
> > Hi Edward,
> > 
> > I'm sorry but GRUB Legacy is not maintained.  At least not by us;  we've
> > deprecated it in favour of GRUB 2.
> > 
> > It is also being abandoned by distributors, so I wouldn't recommend that you
> > put any effort in developing for it.
> You've been spouting this line for years, and yet my Ubuntu 10.4 machine
> uses, guess what, GRUB 1.  Mainly because you deprecated GRUB Legacy[tm]
> well before GRUB 2 was usable.
> (you in the generic sense of the GRUB project here)
> Edward - please do continue to develop patches for GRUB 1 (the one that
> still actually works plenty well enough for lots of people) and ignore the
> naysayers who are happy to throw out backwards compatibility.
> Sometimes you have to maintain crappy code because people out there depend
> on it.  And we thank those who step up and do it rather than throw their
> hands up and pretend it doesn't need doing!

I'm not telling anyone what should or shouldn't work with.  But if you want to
work on a branch we consider deprecated, please do it elsewhere.  Discussion
regarding GRUB Legacy is off-topic in this list.


Robert Millan

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