[coreboot] Proposal: Removing obsolete & EOL boards and chipsets for 4.2 release

Martin Roth gaumless at gmail.com
Tue Oct 27 17:14:54 CET 2015

The current thought is to create a new branch for 4.2, *THEN* remove
the decided upon code from the master branch.

This removes the maintenance work on master going forward while
providing a known point if someone wants to pick up the boards going

I don't understand the question about creating a branch for other
boards as well.  The branch would contain all current boards.

The question is really about what boards/code are inactive.  The code
that's being updated right now for the ASUS/KGPE-D16 board looked
inactive for a significant time.

Personally, I think it's a bad plan to remove the AGESA code.
Throwing away the code that AMD has given us is telling them that they
were right, and they shouldn't bother opening the source.  This is a
total contradiction of what we ACTUALLY want, which is the source code
for the binary PI releases.

If it's still decided to remove the AGESA family 10/15 codebases, my
thought would be to wait for at least the 4.3 release.  That's going
to be 3 months from now, giving us some time to finish getting in the
code that's supposed to replace it and giving it time to stabilize.


On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 9:01 AM, Wim Vervoorn <wvervoorn at eltan.com> wrote:
> Sounds like a good idea to create a branch of these but shouldn't that be done for other boards as well.
> So when you intend to remove boards to create version 4.2 you create a 4.1 branch of the existing state with those boards included. Then remove all boards that need to be dropped.
> When it's handled this way it's probably easier to drop boards that aren't used actively and thereby dropping unnecessary maintenance work.
> BR Wim
> -----Original Message-----
> From: coreboot [mailto:coreboot-bounces at coreboot.org] On Behalf Of Peter Stuge
> Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 9:35 AM
> To: coreboot at coreboot.org
> Subject: Re: [coreboot] Proposal: Removing obsolete & EOL boards and chipsets for 4.2 release
> Alex G. wrote:
>> > I'd like to start a discussion about boards, chipsets, drivers, or
>> > other code that can be removed from the tree.
>> All of AGESA fam10 and fam15. With Raptop Engineering upstreaming
>> native support, I don't think we want to haul around the AGESA
>> implementations, which have been troublesome in the past.
>> Actually, branch off those boards, keep them alive in their little
>> branch, but remove them from master.
> Hm maybe. It's important that the boards which use AGESA are still available somehow, so that they could be ported to coreboot init if someone has interest in doing that. Maybe a branch is good enough.
> //Peter
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