thanks for your note.
>Hi,GIT is great (and intended) for really large projects with 100's of
> Can you guys please switch from CVS to GIT (or another DVCS) so
>that it is easy for users to track development of ELILO. Currently it
>is difficult to track using CVS. Thanks in advance.
contributors. As elilo is neither of those, and that status wont change,
I dont see the benefits warrant the time and effort. There is nothing
that prevents you from pulling the source into your own local git
repository and working on it within git and sending patches for
consideration and elilo will stay on sourceforge. That being said, I
hear you, I work with git for the kernel and Ive thought about switching
this source over to git now and then. Git is superior to CVS so I'll
consider it again. you are the first to raise a complaint. no really.
>Off-note: Is ELILO still under active development? Because there seemsElilo is still actively maintained solely by me but no longer in active
>to be no update after v3.16 which was released in March 2013 (8 months
>ago). Even if it is no longer actively maintained, providing the
>sources via GIT will allow contributors to fork the code and maintain
>it in github/gitorious/bitbucket etc..
development. Elilo was designed in the early 2000's for EFI and Itanium,
thats why it exists. As neither of those are very relevant any more It
is legacy code at the end of its life cycle naturally. Im really not
accepting new features or new feature requests. New releases are for
major bug fixes for people that just cant live without elilo and
thats about it and I have no bugs waiting to release.
New bootloader efforts and contributions should rightfully go to Grub2.
It is in active development, has many active contributors and is
accepting new features and it supports UEFI and secure boot now and is
finally fairly well positioned to fulfill its original intention of
being the "GRand Unified Bootloader". It could be so if it supported
network booting and really if elilo didnt exist anymore Im sure that
somebody wouldve contributed the feature by now, most likely from a