[coreboot] romfs name and v3

ron minnich rminnich at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 22:40:58 CEST 2009

On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 1:31 PM, Peter Stuge <peter at stuge.se> wrote:

>> We've been baking v3 for 30 months and ... we're not there except
>> on a very few boards.
> I for one have not been baking much. Yourself, Carl-Daniel, Myles and
> Corey are the ones I can think of having pounded the v3 dough lately,
> and I think improvements have been fairly steady compared to effort
> spent.

Sure. But look where the people are spending their time .... it is not
on v3. Where are companies putting in $$$ -- save for artec, not on

30 months is too long. V2 has come very far. I learned when I started
the SMP work on kontron just how far. The amount of effort to catch up
is huge.

And, there are some features we lose. Abuild. The code checking stuff
patrick did.

I'm not saying that no one should keep pushing v3; I am saying,
however, that I have learned what I need to learn and I want to bring
it back to v2.

People who wish to continue on v3 are free to do so!

>> fine work has been done on v2, and it's simply not possible at this
>> point to move all that work to v3.
> I completely disagree with this however. It is totally possible but
> there has to be a will.

There has to be money. What money there is is going to v3. I can't change that.

As for the name I am still unsure. Are we really going to require that
the name have no intersection with every other OS, firmware, and BIOS
out there? That won't be easy ...


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