[syslinux] 5.00pre11 initial comments

Matt Fleming matt at console-pimps.org
Fri Nov 30 04:17:10 PST 2012

On Wed, 2012-11-28 at 15:20 +0200, Ady wrote:
> Initial comments about 5.00-pre11.
> 1_ Using ctrl+v at the boot prompt:
>  SYSLINUX 5.00 5.00-pre11CHS Copyright ...
> Initial copyright notice when booting to Syslinux prompt:
>  SYSLINUX 5.00 CHS 5.00-pre11 Copyright ...
> Request: make the ctrl+v result to be shown as the initial copyright 
> notice (including order and space characters).

This will have to wait until after 5.00. I have enough things on my TODO

> 2_ Hello.c32 is still behaving differently than in 4.06.
> Either it doesn't show anything (I'll skip the details for such case 
> for now), or it shows something like:
> Hello world, from 0x001FA200! malloc return 0x001fb450
> and when repeating hello.c32 from the prompt, part of the values are 
> different each time.
> Please clarify if the new behavior is the new expected one, or find 
> the reason to the changed behavior.
> Having an unexpected behavior in hello.c32 could potentially mean 
> that "something" is not quite right.

The output is fine.

> 3_ The initial boot prompt is shown at an inadequate line in the 
> screen.
> For example, the first line of a DISPLAY file is not seen, because 
> the prompt uses that same line. The prompt should appear AFTER the 
> end of the DISPLAY file.

OK, I'll take a look at this.

> 4_ When using cat.c32 to display the content of a file, if the 
> content is just one line (and less than the screen width), then the 
> content is not being displayed.

I can't reproduce this bug at all. What machine did you test this on? Is
it a virtual machine or real hardware?

Matt Fleming, Intel Open Source Technology Center

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