[coreboot] [Qemu-devel] Release plan for 0.12.0

Gleb Natapov gleb at redhat.com
Sat Oct 3 20:16:31 CEST 2009

On Sat, Oct 03, 2009 at 10:40:35AM -0700, ron minnich wrote:
> I use qemu for a lot of coreboot work. I really depend on qemu for
> many things I do, not just coreboot related. The qemu target in
> coreboot has been very heavily used by us to test out new ideas.
> That said, I don't see a compelling need to augment seabios with
> coreboot on qemu *in the standard distribution*. If seabios gets the
> job done, and gets OSes booted, I think that's sufficient. I don't see
> a need to complicate anyone's life with something that is, after all,
> a sideshow for qemu users.
Exactly. I am glad to hear that coreboot has support for QEMU,
but seabios does the job already, so why add more layers?

> Conversely, I don't see the need to add the huge pile of stuff that
> comes with UEFI/OVMF/whatever to qemu either. One might argue that
> having any BIOS callbacks in the OS is a huge mistake, and certainly
> I've learned in practice that this argument is true.
> thanks
> ron


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