[syslinux] Syslinux 6.01 released

Matt Fleming matt at console-pimps.org
Thu Jul 4 06:45:20 PDT 2013

OK, 6.01 is now out.

The main intention of this release was to fix the terrible bug in
Syslinux 6.00 which made it impossible to boot kernels from BIOS. This
resulted in a way shorter than usual release cycle, and it does mean
that there are some bugs that have been reported that haven't yet been
fixed. Shortlog appended below.

Thanks to everyone who helped test things out.


Gene Cumm (17):
      Fix SERIAL directive in docs
      doc/syslinux.txt: grammar
      txt/syslinux.cfg.txt: Add SYSAPPEND
      txt/syslinux.cfg.txt: Add SENDCOOKIES, example config
      txt/syslinux-cli.txt: Path rules
      txt/syslinux.txt: synopsis, extlinux.sys, wrap long command
      txt/syslinux.cfg.txt: Updates
      txt/: Add common file for derivatives
      txt/Makefile: order-only prerequisite
      txt/syslinux-cli.txt: Version on Ctrl-N
      txt/: Add isolinux.txt, pxelinux.txt
      txt/Makefile: add isolinux.txt, pxelinux.txt
      txt/syslinux.txt: rewrap long command
      menu.c32: Fix SYSAPPEND
      core & menu: fix IPAPPEND/SYSAPPEND conversion
      doc/ & txt/: Document IPAPPEND/SYSAPPEND format
      Makefile: make gpxe/ depend on core/

H. Peter Anvin (1):
      core: remove unused header file vkernel.inc

Matt Fleming (24):
      efi: Export __bcopyxx_len
      efi: Tag symbols with __export
      load_linux: fallback to the BIOS linux loader
      version: bump version
      Merge branch 'doc-for-mfleming' of git://github.com/geneC/syslinux into elflink
      efi: there are no EFI installer components
      Merge branch 'menu-ipappend-1-for-mfleming' of git://github.com/geneC/syslinux into elflink
      efi, udp: use single local port for each connection
      efi, udp: fill out the IP TTL field
      efi, tcp: fill out the IP TTL field
      Merge branch 'ipappend-fix-for-mfleming' of git://github.com/geneC/syslinux into elflink
      PXELINUX: implement our own version of local_boot16
      bios, font: zero input registers to get font
      ldlinux: fix INCLUDE regression
      com32: Catch up with GCC changes to ctor/dtor funcs
      Merge tag 'syslinux-5.11-pre3' into firmware
      conio: Fix pollchar() for serial console
      efi: update derivative info on boot
      efi: only read ADV when booting from disk
      firmware: s/set_mode/text_mode/
      efi: workaround upstream gnu-efi compiler warnings
      efi: use unsigned long to represent addresses
      Merge tag 'syslinux-5.11-pre4' into firmware
      NEWS: Add entries for 6.01

Matt Fleming, Intel Open Source Technology Center

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