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From: Xavier Neys <neysx@g.o>
Subject: Re: [patch] integrate ia64 bootloader into common
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 17:12:46 +0100
Mike Frysinger wrote:
> this patch integrates the ia64 bootloader document into the common one

Sorry, but it does not integrate.
What did you want to do with "Optional: Framebuffer"?
Keep it? Adapt it? It contains minute differences between x86 & amd64.

What about "Alternative: Using ELILO"?
ELILO is no alternative, it's the only bootloader. Or isn't it?

> perhaps it would make sense to re-architect the bootloader document like:
> hb-install-bootloader.xml
> hb-install-bootloader-grub.xml
> hb-install-bootloader-elilo.xml
> hb-install-bootloader-lilo.xml
> ...
> otherwise trying to integrate other bootloader documents isnt going to be 
> fun ...

We have no such plan. We are definitely not going to merge palo/aboot/silo...

FYI, when we split up parts into ARCH-specific files, we had to choose between 
splitting or inserting notes like "${ARCH} users should blah blah..." in 
common files. We want to get rid of the latter. Besides, ARCH-specific files 
that are very similar like x86 and amd64 were, it's worth using a single file.
ARCH-specific files that share only a bit of content are not worth merging.

If the framebuffer bit is needed on ia64, we might merge using your patch with 
s/Alternative: Using ELILO/Default: Using ELILO/

If ELILO needs to be supported on x86/amd64, then we'd probably want to merge 
x86/amd64/ia64 into a single bootloader.xml

At the moment, of the 4 ia64-specific files, the bootloader one is the most 
different and the least likely to be worth merging with x86/amd64.


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