On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 09:25:04AM -0600, Jordan Crouse wrote:
This won't come as a surprise to anybody, but we
are lagging years behind
the other architectures. There are already very good free and open
source boot monitors for many of the other architectures. I view the
coreboot effort not as creating something new and magical, but rather
as dragging the x86 into modern times to catchup with its cousins that
long ago passed it in terms of cluefulness. I hate the idea of spending
valuable cycles thinking about other architectures when we're still so
far away from making our primary one work. Just my opinion.
I think we all agree that we have lots of work left to be done on x86.
We surely wouldn't object to patches for non-x86 architectures though,
and it's also a good idea to keep our code as archıtecture-independent and
generic as possible to make porting easier.
But yes, I'm personally not _too_ interested in spending lots of time in
porting coreboot to architectures which _already_ have perfectly
supported, open-source bootloader and firmware projects. There's not
much point in re-inventing/re-implementing Uboot, or YABOOT, or whatever
just for the sake of it (but again -- patches in that direction will not
be rejected of course, if somebody wants to do the work).