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acknowledgements [2006/06/05 13:57]
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acknowledgements [2009/02/02 16:52]
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 ====== Acknowledgements ====== ====== Acknowledgements ======
  
-The following ​people have contributed substantially to Etherboot. ​If you feel your name has been left out, just let me know and I will fix it up.+Many people have contributed substantially to Etherboot. ​We are grateful for all the assistance over the years
  
 +This page lists major contributors who identified themselves when submitting code to the project. We do our best to keep this up to date, but if you feel your name has been accidentally left out, please contact [[mdc@etherboot.org|me]].
  
-^ Person ^ Contribution ^ +===== A D =====
-| Markus Gutschke | Co-author of Etherboot. He was the person who ported the Netboot suite from FreeBSD. He has enhanced Etherboot with many features, one new driver and has contributed various utilities and addons. | +
-| Gero Kuhlmann | The original mknbi utilities used by Etherboot are from Netboot. He has also clarified the original specification by Jamie Honan. |+
  
-  * Jamie Honan+  * **Doug Ambrisko**\\ Contributed patches to start32.S from FreeBSD version to make it boot Windows after answering N to Boot from Network question. Contributed FreeBSD support and improved serial console support which is now merged into distribution since version 4.2.8. Minor patches to 4.7.21 to make compilation under FreeBSD easier.
  
-Jamie started Netboot off by writing the first version that used code from a packet driver.+  * **William Arbaugh**\\ Contributed patches for eepro to work with 3.2.
  
-  * Martin ​Renters etal+  ​* **Martin ​Atkins**\\ Contributed mntnbi for mounting DOS NBIs.
  
-The original authors of Netboot on FreeBSD.+  * **Georg Baum**\\ Contributed a Schneider & Koch G16 driver.
  
-  * Bruce Evans+  * **Rainer Bawidamann**\\ Contributed a Realtek 8139 driver.
  
-Created bcc compiler used by Etherboot/​16 (16 bit ROMs are no longer supported).+  * **Greg Beeley**\\ Contributed a 3c905b driver. Be sure to read the release notes in 3c905b.txt before using.
  
-  * Rob de Bath+  * **Andrew Bettison**\\ Sent in a patch to run the SMC EtherEZ in PIO mode, required for some motherboards.
  
-Current maintainer ​of bcc and associated tools like as86, used in older versions ​of Etherboot to assemble ​the x86 assembly language files.+  * **Eric Biederman**\\ Improved the recovery logic of main.c ​and lots of other changes. Contributed E820H memory sizing logic. Reworked PCI logic. Made more compatible with LinuxBIOS. Lots of small fixes. Reworked ​the architecture completely to be much more portable. Wrote a lot of new code. A list of his contributions would take several paragraphs.
  
-  * Gerd Knorr+  * **Attila Bogar**\\ Contributed a bug fix to the bootmenu code and a patch to main.c to remove looping menus on failure. Also code for ARP replies and TFTP retransmit (#ifdef CONGESTED). Cleanup of tftp and tftpd.
  
-Contributed MASQ for making ​boot floppy without DOS.+  * **Charlie Brady**\\ Donated NE2100 card so that driver could be written, and helped test the LancePCI driver. Spotted bug with 4.1 header code.
  
-  * Adam Richter+  * **Michael Brown**\\ Contributed the first wireless NIC drivers for the Prism chipset. ​ Wrote the initial implementation of the UNDI driver and the PXE API under funding from Entity Cyber. ​ Wrote iSCSI, AoE, HTTP, HTTPS, and most of the other new features present in the initial release of gPXE.
  
-Contributed ​comboot for making ​boot floppy without DOS.+  * **Mark Burazin**\\ ​Contributed a fix for Compex RL2000 NICs.
  
-  * Claus-Justus Heine+  * **Gary Byers** of thinguin.org\\ Wrote the LILO prefix program liloprefix.S.
  
-Contributed patch for serial console and NFS swapping. See the contrib/nfs-swap directory for his Web page.+  * **Donald Christensen**\\ Converted all the as86/nasm .S files to gas format, thus allowing Etherboot to be built without requiring as86/nasm.
  
-  * Dickon Reed+  * **Marty Connor**\\ Contributed new Tulip driver ntulip.c. Reduced RTL8139 footprint. Added support for Netgear FA310TX (Tulip clone, LC82C168 chip). Support for 3Com905C. Romutil for 905C, which have block erase EEPROMs. Contributed the development of liloprefix.S through thinguin.org. Finally made the ROM images conformant PnP boot ROM images. Wrote the SiS900 driver. Made Tulip driver work for many more variants. Wrote the National Semiconductor DP83815 driver, under funding from [[http://​www.sicompos.com/​|Sicom System]].
  
-Contributed ​display of loading status and a hack for the 3c509 card.+  * **Andrew Coulthurst**\\ ​Contributed ​patch for making Intel eepro work in 4.0.
  
-  * David Munro+  * **Rob de Bath**\\ Current maintainer of bcc and associated tools like as86, used in older versions of Etherboot to assemble the x86 assembly language files.
  
-Contributed PCI detection code originally from Linux sources.+  * **Peter Dobcsanyi**\\ ​Contributed ​vendor and device IDs for the Netvin NE2000/PCI clone.
  
-  * Charlie Brady+===== E - H =====
  
-Donated NE2100 card so that a driver ​could be written, and helped test the LancePCI driver. Spotted bug with 4.1 header code.+  * **Daniel Engstrom**\\ Contributed ​SMC9000 ​driver.
  
-  * Rogier Wolff+  * **Klaus Espenlaub**\\ Contributed various cleanup patches to the code especially in the bootmenu area, fixes for the NE2000 driver, as well as a completely revamped start32.S. Also introduced Rainer Bawidamann'​s code, see next paragraph. Contributed further improvements in Realtek 8139 driver. Did a major rewrite from 4.4.5 to 4.5.5, see doc/​maint/​LOG.
  
-Created ​Intel EtherExpressPro 100 driver and binary to hex converter.+  * **Bruce Evans**\\ ​Created ​bcc compiler used by Etherboot/​16 (16 bit ROMs are no longer supported).
  
-  * Vlag Lungu+  * **John Finlay**\\ Wrote a utility for programming EEPROMs on 3c90x in situ.
  
-Contributed ​patches to work with DHCP. Also contributed a fix to match the received XID against the transmitted one, important ​in a network with many requesters.+  * **Adam Fritzler**\\ ​Contributed ​3c529 (MCA version of 3c509) support ​in driver.
  
-  * William Arbaugh+  * **Fred Gray**\\ Contributed changes in tulip.c to check for a duplex connection and to modify the controller register if so.
  
-Patches for eepro to work with 3.2.+  * **Markus Gutschke**\\ Co-author of EtherbootMarkus ported the Netboot suite from FreeBSD. He has enhanced Etherboot with many features, one new driver and has contributed various utilities and add-ons.
  
-  * Jean Marc Lacroix+  * **Jim Hague**\\ Contributed fixes to 3c503 driver for PIO mode, fix to makerom for presetting EPROM bytes, and various endian fixes.
  
-Contributed ​an improved bin2intelhex.+  * **Alex Harin**\\ ​Contributed ​patches for prepended loaders and makerom to make bootrom PnP and PCI compatible.
  
-  * Jim Hague+  * **Claus-Justus Heine**\\ Contributed patch for serial console and NFS swapping. See the contrib/​nfs-swap directory for his Web page.
  
-Contributed fixes to 3c503 driver ​for PIO mode, fix to makerom for presetting EPROM bytes, and various endian fixes.+  * **Jamie Honan**\\ Started Netboot off by writing the first version that used code from a packet ​driver.
  
-  * Andrew Coulthurst+  * **Matt Hortman**\\ Contributed fix to eepro100 driver that fixes incorrect latency setting. Also Makefile rule for .lzfd0.
  
-Contributed patch for making Intel eepro work in 4.0.+===== I - L =====
  
-  * Doug Ambrisko+  * **Rohit Jalan**\\ Contributed a patch for FreeBSD style PXE booting.
  
-Contributed patches to start32.S from FreeBSD version to make it boot Windoze after answering N to Boot from Network question. Contributed ​FreeBSD support and improved serial console support which is now merged into distribution since version 4.2.8. Minor patches to 4.7.21 to make compilation under FreeBSD easier.+  * **Günter Knauf**\\ Suggested making the ASK_BOOT prompts more generic and clearerAlso contributed a DOS utility for extracting the identifier string and PCI IDs, if any, out of the boot ROM. Contributed ​a wake on LAN CGI script.
  
-  * Alex Harin+  * **Gerd Knorr**\\ Contributed MASQ for making a boot floppy without DOS.
  
-Contributed ​patches ​for prepended loaders and makerom ​to make bootrom PnP and PCI compatible.+  * **Peter Kögel**\\ contributed ​patches ​to the SiS900 driver ​to make it work for the SiS630e/​SiS730s.
  
-  * Peter Dobcsanyi+  * **Igor V. Kovalenko**\\ Contributed a Winbind W89C840 driver.
  
-Contributed ​vendor and device IDs for the Netvin NE2000/PCI clone.+  * **Gero Kuhlmann**\\ ​Contributed the original mknbi utilities used by Etherboot are from Netboot. He also clarified the original specification by Jamie Honan.
  
-  * adam AT mudlist PERIOD eorbit PERIOD net+  * **Jean Marc Lacroix**\\ Contributed an improved bin2intelhex.
  
-Contributed ​RARP code as alternative to BOOTP/DHCP. Activated by RARP_NOT_BOOTP define.+  * **Anders Larsen**\\ ​Contributed ​mkQNXnbi, for generating boot images from QNX kernels.
  
-  * Daniel Engstrom+  * **Timothy Legge**\\ Contributed a 3c515 driver, ISA PnP implementation,​ sundance, tlan, and pcnet32 drivers, enabled multicast in 3c509, 3c515, 3c595, pcnet32, rtl8139, sundance, tlan, and via-rhine drivers, and contributed new multicast tftp implementation (proto_tftm).
  
-Contributed ​a SMC9000 ​driver.+  * **Christopher Li**\\ ​Contributed ​an Intel E1000 gigabit Ethernet ​driver.
  
-  * Didier Poirot+  * **Peter Lister**\\ (With Vasil Vasilev) Contributed changes to generate .pxe image that can be booted using a PXE booter.
  
-Contributed ​an Etherpower II (EPIC 100driver.+  * **Nick Lopez**\\ ​Contributed ​change to tulip.c to handle Macronix 98715 (Tulip clone).
  
-  * Martin Atkins+  * **Vlag Lungu**\\ Contributed patches to work with DHCP. Also contributed a fix to match the received XID against the transmitted one, important in a network with many requesters.
  
-Contributed mntnbi for mounting DOS NBIs.+===== M - P =====
  
-  * Attila Bogar+  * **Paolo Marini**\\ Contributed the Via-Rhine driver.
  
-Contributed a bug fix to the bootmenu code and a patch to main.c to remove looping menus on failure. Also code for ARP replies and TFTP retransmit (#ifdef CONGESTED). Cleanup of tftp and tftpd.+  * **Jim McQuillan**\\ Provided changes ​to support ​the SMC1211 which uses the RTL8139 chip.
  
-  * Nathan RNeulinger+  * **Matthias Meixner**\\ Found a receive status bug in the RTL8139 driver.
  
-Found bug due to tu_block being declared signed short in arpa/tftp.h on many platforms when it should be unsigned short.+  * **Jean-Jacques Michel**\\ Contributed patches ​to the via-rhine.c driver to make it work for the VT6102 model as used on some DFE530-TX Rev.A3 NICs.
  
-  * David Sharp+  * **Shao Miller**\\ IMGAUTO command patch, WinXP SAN-boot Wiki articles, working on initrd and cmdline support for .LKRN build target, IRC help.
  
-Contributed ​a FreeBSD driver for Tulip based cards. Ken Yap ported it to Etherboot. Not tested because ​code needs to be written for all the variants of the Tulip and also because no hardware available to me.+  * **David Munro**\\ ​Contributed ​PCI detection ​code originally from Linux sources.
  
-  * Greg Beeley+  * **Alex Nemirovsky**\\ Contributed patches to use BIOS call to size memory otherwise Etherboot was trampling on top of 640kB area, which is used by some extended BIOSes. Also contributed patches to pci.c to implement PCI bus support on BIOSes that do not implement BIOS32, or incorrectly.
  
-Contributed a 3c905b driverBe sure to read the release notes in 3c905b.txt before using.+  * **Nathan RNeulinger**\\ Found bug due to tu_block being declared signed short in arpa/tftp.h on many platforms when it should be unsigned short.
  
-  * Alex Nemirovsky+  * **Shusuke Nisiyama**\\ Contributed a 3c595 (may work for 3c590) driver.
  
-Contributed ​patches to use BIOS call to size memory otherwise Etherboot was trampling on top of 640kB area, which is used by some extended BIOSes. Also contributed patches to pci.c to implement PCI bus support on BIOSes that do not implement BIOS32, or incorrectly.+  * **Didier Poirot**\\ ​Contributed ​an Etherpower II (EPIC 100) driver.
  
-  * Günter Knauf+===== Q - T =====
  
-Suggested ​making the ASK_BOOT prompts more generic ​and clearer+  * **Cai Qiang**\\ Fixed the WinCE loader. 
 + 
 +  * **Dickon Reed**\\ Contributed display of loading status and a hack for the 3c509 card. 
 + 
 +  * **Martin Renters et. al**\\ The original authors of Netboot on FreeBSD. 
 + 
 +  * **Adam Richter**\\ Contributed comboot for making ​a boot floppy without DOS. 
 + 
 +  * **Luigi Rizzo**\\ Contributed a bootloader from FreeBSD that works for both floppy and hard disk partitions. This obsoletes floppyload.S. Patch to do adaptive timeout in NFS booting. 
 + 
 +  * **Armin Schindler**\\ Contributed a patch to allow booting LynxOS KDI images. 
 + 
 +  * **David Sharp**\\ Contributed a FreeBSD driver for Tulip based cards. (Ken Yap ported it to Etherboot. Not tested because code needs to be written for all the variants of the Tulip and also because no hardware available for testing.) 
 + 
 +  * **Michael Sinz**\\ Contributed patches for loading debug symbols when booting FreeBSD. 
 + 
 +  * **Steve Smith**\\ Extended the 3c905b driver for other members of the 90x family. Be sure to read the release notes in 3c90x.txt before using. Modified loader.S for some BIOSes that don't behave correctly with INT19H. 
 + 
 +===== U - Z ===== 
 + 
 +  * **Vasil Vasilev**\\ (With Peter Lister) Contributed changes to generate .pxe image that can be booted using a PXE booter. 
 + 
 +  * **Bernd Wiebelt**\\ Contributed code to request vendor tags in DHCP. 
 + 
 +  * **Rogier Wolff**\\ Created Intel EtherExpressPro 100 driver and binary to hex converter. 
 + 
 +===== Miscellaneous Other ===== 
 + 
 +  * **adam AT mudlist PERIOD eorbit PERIOD net**\\ Contributed RARP code as alternative to BOOTP/DHCP. Activated by RARP_NOT_BOOTP define. 
 + 
 +  * **jluke AT deakin PERIOD edu PERIOD au**\\ Sent in a fix for the WD/SMC8013 which I finally verified. 
 + 
 +  * **Mark G** of Inprimis Technologies\\ Contributed another FA311 (National Semiconductor DP83815) driver, also based on the Donald Becker Linux driver.

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