[OpenBIOS] [ANNOUNCE] New FCode Suite available!
David L Paktor
dlpaktor at us.ibm.com
Thu Aug 17 21:29:37 CEST 2006
> [OpenBIOS] [ANNOUNCE] New FCode Suite available!
> Thu, 17 Aug 2006 14:29:14 +0200
> Stefan Reinauer <stepan at coresystems.de>
> The OpenBIOS Mailinglist <openbios at lists.openbios.org>
> openbios at lists.openbios.org
> Dear OpenBIOS community,
> today I am very glad to announce a new version of the OpenBIOS FCode
> utilities toke and detok. David Paktor, of the IBM corporation,
> contributed a couple of significant improvements over the old versions
> of those utilities.
> Toke and Detok now have a comprehensive regression test suite
> of over 170 tests. This test suite makes it easy to verify
> that new contributions do not break existing functionality.
> * among the new features:
> - detailed error reporting
> - local value support! See
> - much better handling of PCI option roms
> - improved compatibility to other tokenizers
> - bug fixes in flow control and string escape handling
> Please be sure to check the complete list of new features at:
> I want to send a big THANK YOU out to David Paktor at this point.
> NOTE: The contributed changes are not in the main repository yet.
> You can download the changed source code and binaries as well as the
> test suite and test results as well as documentation from:
> Please send any feedback to this mailing list.
> Best regards,
> Stefan Reinauer
> coresystems GmbH • Brahmsstr. 16 • D-79104 Freiburg i. Br.
> Tel.: +49 761 7668825 • Fax: +49 761 7664613
> Email: info at coresystems.de • http://www.coresystems.de/
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> Free your System - May the Forth be with you
And thank you, Stefan, for your kind words and for the contribution you
made initiating and maintaining
this project and web-site.
I would like to make two small amendments:
The test suite contains exactly 162 tests. Still a lot, but let's not
mis-advertise even to a small degree.
Modesty prohibits me from saying much more than this, but I hope a look at
the New Features document,
and at the Test Log files, will suffice to demonstrate that "a couple of
is very much an understatement... ;-}
That being said, let me again express my gratitude for the opportunity to
make this contribution to the
Open Firmware community.
My goal was to create a truly professional-grade tool; I look forward to
finding out whether I have achieved it.
David L. Paktor System Firmware Developer
System and Technology Group Global Firmware Division
dlpaktor at us.ibm.com David L Paktor/Almaden/IBM at IBMUS
18880 Homestead Rd. Building 9945
Cupertino CA 95014 Room 1026
408-342-6110 T/L 560-6110
"The Bug Stops Here"
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