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 ===== How does iPXE relate to gPXE and Etherboot? ===== ===== How does iPXE relate to gPXE and Etherboot? =====
  
-iPXE is the official replacement for gPXE((iPXE is developed by the people who originally developed gPXE (which evolved from Etherboot). ​ Unfortunately,​ the [[http://​www.whois.net/​whois/​gpxe.org|gpxe.org]] and [[http://​www.whois.net/​whois/​etherboot.org|etherboot.org]] domains are owned by an individual who wishes to exercise a high degree of control over the project and the codebase, so in April 2010 the decision was taken to [[http://​git.ipxe.org/​ipxe.git/​commit/​8406115|create a new project named iPXE]], using the existing codebase as a starting point. ​ Since the two projects diverged, development on gPXE has [[http://​www.ohloh.net/​p/​gpxe/​factoids/​12668529|stopped]]. ​ There have been [[http://​git.etherboot.org/​?p=gpxe.git;​a=commitdiff;​h=c780ec88551e0ecee345025946702aace1dda500|no commits]] to the gPXE tree since 2011.+iPXE is the official replacement for gPXE((iPXE is developed by the people who originally developed gPXE (which evolved from Etherboot). ​ Unfortunately,​ the [[http://​www.whois.net/​whois/​gpxe.org|gpxe.org]] and [[http://​www.whois.net/​whois/​etherboot.org|etherboot.org]] domains are owned by an individual who wishes to exercise a high degree of control over the project and the codebase, so in April 2010 the decision was taken to [[http://​git.ipxe.org/​ipxe.git/​commit/​8406115|create a new project named iPXE]], using the existing codebase as a starting point. ​ Since the two projects diverged, development on gPXE has [[http://​www.ohloh.net/​p/​gpxe/​factoids/​12668529|stopped]]. ​ There have been [[http://​git.etherboot.org/​gpxe.git/|no commits]] to the gPXE tree since 2011.
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 In summary: if you are currently using gPXE then you should upgrade to iPXE as soon as is reasonably practical.)) ​ Any feature present in gPXE is also present in iPXE, and users can seamlessly upgrade from gPXE to iPXE. In summary: if you are currently using gPXE then you should upgrade to iPXE as soon as is reasonably practical.)) ​ Any feature present in gPXE is also present in iPXE, and users can seamlessly upgrade from gPXE to iPXE.
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