[syslinux] Making a 6.04

Didier Spaier didier at slint.fr
Tue May 31 16:52:10 PDT 2016

On 01/06/2016 00:28, H. Peter Anvin via Syslinux wrote:
> There seem to be a bunch of bug fixes in the 6.04 branch that people
> really need.  Do we know of any current regressions?  Otherwise we
> really ought to just push the button...

I am a user of syslinux 4.0.7 to boot installers on BIOS aka Legacy.

Knowing that 4.0.7 has been released on 2013-07-25, and not being able
to check if changes have been made since then that would deserve a
release (I am only aware of a commit for ishoybrid.c) I am wondering:
would a version 4.0.8 provide  signficant advantages over 4.0.7?
Then I would request it.

I know that I could migrate to upcoming 6.0.4. but am unable to see what
that brings that I can't do with 4.0.7, considering that I am not
interested on EFI for syslinux: elilo is good enough for just booting an
installer from an USB stick or optical media[1] and there are also other
options for booting an installed OS.


[1]And as far as I know 6.0.3 can't boot from an optical media on UEFI

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