On Mon, 2004-09-13 at 02:08, Egbert Eich wrote:
Li-Ta Lo writes:
Did they do anything on the "core" x86emu? Last time I checked, XF86 4.4.0 has almost the same x86emu as testbios.
Any XF86 stuff may be outdated.
Then, what is the most updated thing? X.org ?
BTW, I think a fork of x86emu is inevitable. If we want to move testbios into LinuxBIOS, we have to remove all OS/libc dependence from the emulator.
A fork would be crazy. x86emu is hard enough to maintain as it is: the main sources are hosted by scitech somewhere deep down under then it is also living in the X.Org tree in extras/ where the stuff that's maintained elsewhere exists. Scitech has this stupid version control system called 'Perforce'. I have been unable to commit my stuff back there although Kendall Bennett and I have tired hard to make write access work for me.
Removing OS/libc dependences is a valid proposal which should be persued in the main version. I would like to move hosting someplace else. I could host it on freedesktop.org - although it is not primarily desktop related. I have not done it so far for lack of time, however if somebody would volunteer to help we could get started on this.
Since we (LinuxBIOS) are pretty much depending on x86emu for initializing the VGA and probably other "obscured" device, I am willing to help.