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Thu Jan 29 10:34:04 CET 2009

However it's a lot easier to make new features for Qi, since you can
use normal development tools and don't have to learn the "U-Boot" way.
If X is installed for the boot-menu, it can use a lot of eye-candy!
(although probably way to heavy)


On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 3:54 PM, Joachim Ott <jo.omsl at> wrote:
> 2009/6/2 Robin Paulson <robin.paulson at>:
>> 2009/6/2 Al Johnson <openmoko at>:
>>> On Tuesday 26 May 2009, Robin Paulson wrote:
>>>> there's no incentive i can see to stay with uboot
>>> You probably don't have 4 different distros on your SD then ;-)
>> no, i don't.
>> but it doesn't look like it will be long before qi can do multi-boot
> Quoting from that paragraph:
> - Therefore Qi does NOT provide a boot menu. This should rather be
> implemented by a minimal Kernel, initramfs and menu system.
> Qi will not initialize any video, that's why it needs to boot a
> mini-kernel which then provides a boot menu where a user can select
> from which partition he wants to boot. I ask you, what was wrong with
> u-boot, which already did that without that mini-kernel? It cannot be
> speeding up the boot-process, because the loading time for Qi or
> u-boot cannot be much different, and when the kernel is loaded and
> started, both loaders vanish. I'm sure you can add a kernel
> cmdline-param -quiet to u-boot too.
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