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Re: [Qemu-devel] KVM call agenda for 2013-05-28

From: Anthony Liguori
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] KVM call agenda for 2013-05-28
Date: Fri, 31 May 2013 15:44:26 -0500
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Jordan Justen <address@hidden> writes:

> On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 11:35 AM, Anthony Liguori <address@hidden> wrote:
>> As I think more about it, I think forking edk2 is inevitable.  We need a
>> clean repo that doesn't include the proprietary binaries.  I doubt
>> upstream edk2 is willing to remove the binaries.
> No, probably not unless a BSD licensed alternative was available. :)
> But, in thinking about what might make sense for EDK II with git, one
> option that should be considered is breaking the top-level 'packages'
> into separate sub-modules. I had gone so far as to start pushing repos
> as sub-modules.
> But, as the effort to convert EDK II to git has stalled (actually
> never even thought about leaving the ground), I abandoned that
> approach and went back to just mirroring one EDK II.
> I could fairly easily re-enable mirror the sub-set of packages needed
> for OVMF. So, in that case, the FatBinPkg sub-module could easily be
> dropped from a tree.
>> But this can be quite simple using a combination of git-svn and a
>> rewriting script.  We did exactly this to pull out the VGABios from
>> Bochs and remove the binaries associated with it.  It's 100% automated
>> and can be kept in sync via a script on qemu.org.
> I would love to mirror the BaseTools as a sub-package without all the
> silly windows binaries... What script did you guys use?

We did this in git pre-history, now git has a fancy git-filter-branch
command that makes it a breeze:



Anthony Liguori

> -Jordan

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