[LinuxBIOS] Flashrom move into global util/ directory

Luc Verhaegen libv at skynet.be
Thu Jul 5 11:17:15 CEST 2007

On Thu, Jul 05, 2007 at 09:36:04AM +0200, Uwe Hermann wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 05, 2007 at 06:41:19AM +0200, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> > * Uwe Hermann <uwe at hermann-uwe.de> [070703 01:32]:
> > > I don't have a strong opinion either way (as long as we don't have
> > > _forks_ of code for v1 and v2, which is why we now use svn:externals).
> >  
> > I like the way doing the forks as they really allow us to progress with
> > new code while leaving old code intact.
> It may make sense for LinuxBIOS to "fork" as in "we don't modify v2 but
> start fresh with v3" from time to time when really big changes are needed.
> It does not make sense for common, independant utilities such as
> flashrom. Flashrom works with v1, v2, and v3. Why should we fork it for
> every version?

Plus, flashrom has its uses outside linuxbios too. It's quite a few 
orders of magnitude harder to provide linuxbios support than it is to 
provide flashrom support for any board out there.

Luc Verhaegen.

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