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 (if tcp/9418 is blocked):
git clone http://repo.or.cz/syslinux.git a-new-directory cd a-new-directory sed -i~ 's/git/http/' .gitmodules git submodule update --init
For users who were tracking kernel.org as origin and wish to update:
git remote rename origin kernel.org git remote add origin git://repo.or.cz/syslinux.git git pull origin
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
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 (in an initial stage of development), can be found at Category:SYSLINUX_Internals. Please note that those pages might possibly be incomplete, inaccurate or outdated.
Any contributions are welcome!