[coreboot] open development branch of filo. filo-0.5 is frozen (and obsolete)

Stefan Reinauer stepan at coresystems.de
Tue Sep 9 11:31:42 CEST 2008

Joseph Smith wrote:
> open development branch of filo. filo-0.5 is frozen (and obsolete) 

It means we started putting FILO into maintained mode again, cleaning it
up and moving it towards an 1.0 release.

The general idea is to make the code compact and simple and get rid of
the "grabbed and plugged together" nature of the FILO source code.

Some of the new features:

- Kconfig based configuration (make menuconfig)
- uses libpayload now, which allowed to drop quite some license
header-less files (including a working USB/UHCI stack)
- Windows CE support (Thanks, Artec!)
- many small and not so small bug fixes

Some of the planned features:

- drop reliance on grub console code, use libpayload's tinycurses instead.
- simple driver concept to allow plug-in boot device drivers without
changing 10 different places in the code
- merge Peter Stuge's multi block read patches


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