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The following is a list of files and features that are going to be
removed from the U-Boot source tree. Every entry should contain what
exactly is going away, when it will be gone, why it is being removed,
and who is going to be doing the work. When the feature is removed
from U-Boot, its corresponding entry should also be removed from this
When: Release 2009-11
Why: U-boot currently implements two network driver APIs. New drivers with
the older-style implementation have not been accepted for a while, and
this parallel system makes the code confusing and hard to augment.
All existing in-tree boards will be converted to use CONFIG_NET_MULTI
over the span of two releases (2009-07 and 2009-09).
In the 2009-11 release, all code that is compiled when CONFIG_NET_MULTI
is not set will be removed, and all references to CONFIG_NET_MULTI
will be removed, effectively making it the only API. This should
provide ample time for out-of-tree users to adjust, and for tools on
all architectures to be made to work with weak functions.
Who: Ben Warren <biggerbadderben@gmail.com>
What: GPL cleanup
When: August 2009
Why: Over time, a couple of files have sneaked in into the U-Boot
source code that are either missing a valid GPL license
header or that carry a license that is incompatible with the
Such files shall be removed from the U-Boot source tree.
See http://www.denx.de/wiki/pub/U-Boot/TaskGplCleanup/u-boot-1.1.2-files
for an old and probably incomplete list of such files.
Who: Wolfgang Denk <wd@denx.de> and board maintainers