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Re: Proposed release goal: Switch to GRUB2

On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 09:59:51AM -0300, Otavio Salvador wrote:
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> Hello,
> We, the GRUB team, want to swtich to GRUB2 due many reasons, basicaly:
>  - easier to maintain;
>  - better codebase;
>  - multi-arch support;
>  - active upstream;
> Our current plan is to finish the update-grub2 merging on upstream
> side (being handled by Robert) and then upload a new package to
> Debian. This package after moving to lenny ought be set as default
> boot-loader in grub-installer (while we still offer grub as an option
> during the test cicle).
> The upgrade from grub to grub2 will be transparent since menu.list can
> be automaticaly converted to the new format and this will be in place
> when we start the default boot-loader change.
> After doing it, we intend to drop grub from archive since it's a bunch
> of patches difficult to maintain and hard to follow.
> Thoughts?

I wonder if we will also move from yaboot-installer to grub2-installer
on powerpc, and if you have given any thought to that migration path ? 


Sven Luther

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