[coreboot] ADLO for buildrom

Kevin O'Connor kevin at koconnor.net
Sun May 11 08:29:48 CEST 2008

Hi Uwe,

Sorry, I missed this question.

On Thu, May 01, 2008 at 05:23:54PM +0200, Uwe Hermann wrote:
> What's the long-term plan? Will legacybios replace the current BOCHS
> BIOS in bochs also?

The bochs developers are aware of my work.  However, it seems as if
there aren't that many developers working on bochs.  As a guess, more
developers have gravitated to qemu and kvm.  Looking at mailing list
traffic, one will note coreboot, kvm, and qemu all have significantly
higher traffic than bochs does.

Further, I'm sure some emulator developers would question the risk
involved in adopting a new bios.  The existing bios works fine for
them - why change it?  The risks are different when trying to get the
bios to work on real hardware - that requires the ability to enhance
and debug the bios.  New development is, in my opinion, impractical
with the existing asm/bcc based code.

In any case, I will continue to keep both bochs and qemu working with
the bios code.  Having more users for a code base makes testing and
overall maintenance easier.


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