[syslinux] Re: syslinux] syslinux vs grub

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Fri Jan 7 03:00:54 PST 2005

R P Herrold wrote:
> That said, you have been developing in a reactive mode, rather than from 
> plan in the last year or so.  This has to be tiring. If you are not 
> feeling 'the itch', it may be profitable to consider what future you 
> want to attain.

Actually, that's not at all the case, if anything else it's the total 

I've had a pretty specific view of where I wanted to take syslinux -- in 
particular, I wanted it to be *easily* extensible, using clear and 
reasonable APIs, and support dynamic kernel configuration; pretty much 
the goals of my old Genesis project translated onto an existing 
codebase.  It's taken a *lot* longer than I have wanted to (especially 
since the mostly-orthogonal klibc project is also a big part of that), 
and although it's getting close to "being there", it's not clear it's 
going to be used.

If there isn't a market for this, then I don't want to spend more late 
nights hacking on it, and spend my time on something more productive.


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