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  • GRUB 2.06 Planning For Release This Year - Possibly With Intel TXT + AMD SKINIT Support

    Phoronix: GRUB 2.06 Planning For Release This Year - Possibly With Intel TXT + AMD SKINIT Support

    Oracle's Daniel Kiper provided an update on the GRUB boot-loader efforts and their hopes on sticking to a yearly release cadence...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...B-2.06-In-2020

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    I don't think any sane person cares about questionable Intel "security" features, and a Python interpreter is just bloat that will slow down the bootloader.

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    • #3
      It's turning into an operating system

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      • #4
        Originally posted by chriswyatt View Post
        It's turning into an operating system
        It's decades that it is an operating system.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DoMiNeLa10 View Post
          I don't think any sane person cares about questionable Intel "security" features, and a Python interpreter is just bloat that will slow down the bootloader.
          Both are Oracle's ideas apparently. Not surprised.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
            Both are Oracle's ideas apparently. Not surprised.
            Python is from Intel.

            https://lwn.net/Articles/641244/

            https://biosbits.org/

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            • #7
              Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post
              TL;DR: It began as a way to unify the test harnesses for BIOS and UEFI boot (which previously required writing a DOS version of each test for BIOS and an EFI binary version for UEFI) and then they though "Hey, this is fun as a hobby too. It's sort of like playing around with POKE and PEEK on the C64 again."

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              • #8
                Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post
                I'm still not surprised.

                So I'm only half wrong I guess?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by chriswyatt View Post
                  It's turning into an operating system
                  And people keep complaining about systemd-boot...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Vistaus View Post

                    And people keep complaining about systemd-boot...
                    For me it's because it doesn't support BIOS systems making it so there isn't one bootloader that works for all x86_64 systems.

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