Re: beta status
On Sat, Nov 05, 2005 at 12:07:12PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 05, 2005 at 11:29:46AM +0200, Kalle Olavi Niemitalo wrote:
> > Sven Luther <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > The problem with miboot is that there are 200 or so m68k instructions in the
> > > boot sector, which have not been changed since over 10 years probably, and
> > > probably nobody at appple even remembers them, and thus we are not shipping
> > > miboot even in non-free, while at the same time distributing it from
> > > people.debian.org.
> > IIUC, Debian is already distributing Microsoft boot sector code
> > in the ms-sys package.
> > http://packages.debian.org/stable/admin/ms-sys
> > http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=694012&group_id=59200&atid=490228
> Ah, interesting, but i wonder if it is code or just data, and what licence it
> comes under, will have a look.
Notice that this may (or not) be a reimplemented boot record though, in which
case this is ok.