Development Guidelines

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The wiki is being retired!

Documentation is now handled by the same processes we use for code: Add something to the Documentation/ directory in the coreboot repo, and it will be rendered to Contributions welcome!

This is work in progress.

Development Environment

  • Required toolchains etc.

Coding Guidelines

General Guidelines


Coding Style

  • Indentation etc.


  • General guidelines and tips
  • Doxygen


  • abuild

Svn Commits

  • Send patches to the Mailinglist for review before committing.
  • Patch from: XYZ
  • Signed off by: XYZ


License Issues

  • Contributed code must be GPL'd (preferrably GPLv2 or any later version), or at least have a GPL-compatible license.

Common License Header


 * This file is part of LinuxBIOS, a Free Software BIOS implementation.
 * Copyright (C) 2003-2005 John Doe <>
 * Copyright (C) 2006 Jane Doe <>
 * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
 * it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
 * the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
 * (at your option) any later version.
 * This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
 * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
 * GNU General Public License for more details.
 * You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
 * along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
 * Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA  02110-1301 USA