Martin also replied, accidentally off-list, it's below.
Thank you for the replies. As is often the case, it was there, I just
hadn't read enough of the manual.
Martin Roth <gaumless(a)gmail.com> writes:
We do recommend that you use the latest git repository unless you have
a specific reason not to. While we do test the releases on some
boards, we don't currently have ANY way to test all of the boards in
the git repository, so there's no guarantee that the release works for
that board. If you want something stable, your best bet is to check
the supported boards page and use a tested git commit for your board:
As it says on the download page:
"coreboot releases are done twice a year. In general these releases
are done for OEM/ODM's and other groups who want a "stable" release
base. If you are a developer or end user, we recommend that you use
the master branch of the coreboot repository."
We also HIGHLY recommend that people have a way to restore their
system if they flash something that doesn't boot. Because it's almost
CERTAIN that at some point, if you're building your own ROM, you're
going to flash something that doesn't boot.
On Sat, Sep 9, 2017 at 5:43 PM, Ian Kelling <iank(a)fsf.org> wrote:
> The release readme says to read http://www.coreboot.org/Build_HOWTO
> which says to use the latest git sources. The mainpage of the wiki is a
> bit ambiguous, but also leads to that same link under getting
> started. So, you've given the impression that the latest git sources are
> what's recommended to users.
> It seems a bit odd to recommend users to use latest git sources on
> something that can easily cause their system to not boot.
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