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Re: Bug#356055: loadlin: loadlin.exe cannot be built from source

On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 06:00:39PM +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Robert Millan, le Fri 29 Aug 2008 18:46:23 +0200, a écrit :
> > On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 01:43:14AM +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> > > One sad piece of news is that I wasn't able to contact upstream again:
> > > lermen@fgan.de doesn't work any more.  However, if people confirm
> > > that he has been lost in nature, I intend to maintain loadlin as new
> > > upstream.  In any case, I can already provide a loadlin.exe built from
> > > source that works for Lenny.  I hope to find the time to get my patches
> > > integrated during August.
> > 
> > Any news on this?
> Ah, that's end of August already, gmrbl.  No news from upstream still.
> I have progressed on the coding side of yasm.  The parser now being in C
> my patch will be probably quite easy to get accepted as it won't modify
> the existing behavior at all, only for the new tasm frontend.  The last
> bit I have to fix is the adress parsing which is a bit different between
> nasm and tasm (the parser being in C will actually make things a bit
> easier). loadlin is top on my TODO list now anyway.

I don't know how intrusive is your patch, but if upstream is not responsive,
how would you [1] feel about proceeding without waiting for them?  We still
have the RC bug and it compromises win32-loader through its build-dependency.

[1] and -release, of course

Robert Millan

  The DRM opt-in fallacy: "Your data belongs to us. We will decide when (and
  how) you may access your data; but nobody's threatening your freedom: we
  still allow you to remove your data and not access it at all."

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