[coreboot] LinuxTag 2008 in Berlin, May 28-31

joe at smittys.pointclark.net joe at smittys.pointclark.net
Sun Jan 27 13:59:33 CET 2008

Quoting Corey Osgood <corey.osgood at gmail.com>:

> Peter Stuge wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 25, 2008 at 07:08:58PM -0500, joe at smittys.pointclark.net wrote:
>>>> I am certainly interested in exhibiting coreboot. Anyone else?
>>> I would love to help but traveling to Germany is out of the
>>> question. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help
>>> remotely.
>> Last year we had an idea about a competition in the booth, but time
>> did not let it happen.
>> We showcased a few different CPU boards with LB and had the serial
>> output for each board showing on a screen.
>> The idea was to let people guess boot times for one board each day as
>> precisely as we could measure, and have a reset button for visitors
>> to press while they were watching the serial output.
>> I would love to hear other, more fun, competition ideas, but if
>> nothing else surfaces I think I'll try to realize the timer thing
>> this year. :)
>> //Peter
> A bit off-topic, but this is an idea I've been toying with for a little
> while now: a web-based interface to see coreboot in action. Somebody
> visiting the site is presented with an option, to start the "machine"
> (most likely QEMU) with either coreboot or the factory BIOS. They can
> then see the "machine" start up, and use busybox or bash to do some
> basic commands, look at the coreboot log, etc. I'm not a real web
> developer, so I have very little of an idea what it would take to do
> this, I just think it would be cool. Comments?
> -Corey
That's a pretty cool idea Corey. I am pretty fluent in php / html. I  
could see something like that working, although I think you would have  
to account for the overhead. If you have 100 people visiting the site  
all trying to run the coreboot qemu, the web server would probably  

Thanks - Joe

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