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

Joseph Smith joe at settoplinux.org
Tue Sep 9 12:17:59 CEST 2008

On Tue, 09 Sep 2008 11:31:42 +0200, Stefan Reinauer <stepan at coresystems.de>
> 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
> - 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
Excellent:-) I'm really looking forward to this.
Is this new code in an svn tree somewhere? I would really like to check out
the code and maybe contribute.

Joseph Smith

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