Tracking SYSLINUX development with GIT
The following link points to the status page of the official development tree:
To clone the repository for your own development, install the git software package, and run:
git clone --recursive git://repo.or.cz/syslinux.git a-new-directory
or alternatively using the Hyper Text Transfer Protocol:
git clone --recursive http://repo.or.cz/syslinux.git a-new-directory
You can then make changes and "git commit" them to your own repository, thus maintaining a parallel branch of development. Furthermore, you can use the command "git pull" to update your tree with upstream changes:
The "gitk" tool will show you a visual history of the repository.
Browse the SYSLINUX source code
You can browse the SYSLINUX source code through the GIT web interface at one of the following repositories:
Note: These repositories are official, but they are sometimes not fully synchronized during development periods between stable releases.
Please see the doc/SubmittingPatches.txt file inside the SYSLINUX source code.
If it's in a public git tree, a common procedure is to follow a <something>-for-<someone> branch naming convention where <something> is what's done and <someone> is the person to whom you are addressing the change.
A series of pages describing the SYSLINUX internal architecture and functionality are being written. They are in an initial stage of development, and are organized under Category:SYSLINUX_Internals.
Any contributions are welcome!