[coreboot] Need help to get started

Star Liu minxinjianxin at gmail.com
Fri Jun 27 15:26:39 CEST 2008

Thank you very much, I think the FAQ is what I need, I will read it.....

On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 8:41 PM, Peter Stuge <peter at stuge.se> wrote:

> Hello!
> On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 06:13:11PM +0800, Star Liu wrote:
> > I'm a newbie in the free software world(I was a web developer on
> > the microsoft .net framework for the past 4 years), though I have
> > some knowledge about programming, I'm not familiar with the develop
> > environment of free software.
> The tools we use are GCC, GNU binutils and GNU make. These are
> "low-level" tools: compiler, linker, and build scripts, but they are
> the least common denominator. Individual developers are free to
> choose whatever IDE they prefer, as long as the base tools are the
> same.
> That said, coreboot v2 does not fit very well into any IDE because it
> uses a special-purpose utility that was developed within the project
> as part of the build process. This has been removed in v3.
> > I have always been willing to develop free softwares, and I hope I
> > can join the coreboot development as my start.
> Certainly. You are very welcome!
> > Could you give me some suggestions so that I can get into the
> > coreboot development?
> Find a mainboard that is supported in coreboot, and pick a known
> problem that you would like to work on fixing.
> Note that coreboot also supports the QEMU mainboard, so you can get
> away with a pure free software solution if you do not have easy
> access to hardware. Also, QEMU is much easier to restore than a flash
> chip that does not boot the system, as will undoubtedly happen
> sometime while working on coreboot.
> > Here is some introduction to my current skills.
> >
> > 1. I'm very interested in UEFI/BIOS development.
> > 2. Familiar with <Intel(R) 64 and IA-32 Architectures Software
> >    Developer's Manuals>, the description of Intel(R) 64 and IA-32
> >    Architectures.
> > 3. Program in x86_64 Assembly, C, C++ and C# Language.
> > 4. Use Debian GNU/Linux Lenny AMD64 as my personal PC operating
> >    system.
> There is only a little assembly in coreboot, the majority of the
> project is written in C. The assemly code deals with some well-known
> issues (switching between real mode and protected mode) and for v3
> one major new thing which is setting up Cache-as-RAM on each
> supported CPU.
> I recommend reading the FAQ on the project wiki:
> http://coreboot.org/FAQ
> Even though it is a little outdated in places, it still contains a
> great deal of useful information. When you are ready to send patches
> to the project, please have a look at:
> http://coreboot.org/Development_Guidelines
> Best regards
> //Peter
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Buddha Debian GNU/Linux UEFI/BIOS
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