Revision history   OpenPOWER Library

 Preface

 1. Conventions

The OpenPOWER Foundation documentation uses several typesetting conventions.

 Notices

Notices take these forms:

[Note]Note

A handy tip or reminder.

[Important]Important

Something you must be aware of before proceeding.

[Warning]Warning

Critical information about the risk of data loss or security issues.

 Changes

At certain points in the document lifecycle, knowing what changed in a document is important. In these situations, the following conventions will used.

  • New text will appear like this. Text marked in this way is completely new.

  • Deleted text will appear like this. Text marked in this way was removed from the previous version and will not appear in the final, published document.

  • Changed text will appear like this. Text marked in this way appeared in previous versions but has been modified.

 Command prompts

In general, examples use commands from the Linux operating system. Many of these are also common with Mac OS, but may differ greatly from the Windows operating system equivalents.

For the Linux-based commands referenced, the following conventions will be followed:

$ prompt

Any user, including the root user, can run commands that are prefixed with the $ prompt.

# prompt

The root user must run commands that are prefixed with the # prompt. You can also prefix these commands with the sudo command, if available, to run them.

 Document links

Document links frequently appear throughout the documents. Generally, these links include a text for the link, followed by a page number in parenthesis. For example, this link, Preface, references the Preface chapter on page .

 2. Document change history

This version of the guide replaces and obsoletes all earlier versions.

The following table describes the most recent changes:

Revision DateSummary of Changes

March 14, 2018

  • Rev 2.0 - Completed Public review March 9th 2018

  • Rev 2.0 - OPR Work Group Approved Document March 13th 2018

November 13, 2017

  • Rev 2.0 - Public Review Draft

  • Added Section for CAPI SNAP

  • Added Section for OPEN CAPI

  • Added PCIe G4 compatibility statement

  • Replaced most of OPR Trusted Boot and Secure Boot section

August 17, 2017

  • Rev 2.X - Working Draft of changes

  • Updating sections to include Power 9 criteria

June 6, 2017

  • Rev 2.X - Working Draft of changes

  • Updated Intro to reflect changes to submission process via web automation

March 25, 2016

  • Rev 1.0 - Approval version

  • Cleaned URLs

March 23, 2016

  • Rev 0.12 Removed 2016 from title.

  • Added link to TMLA text

  • Added links to request document templates

  • modified section 1.6 Scope

March 4, 2016

  • 2016 Rev 0.10 Updated intro to encourage broad participation.

  • 2016 Rev 0.9 Updated system OS criteria

March 3, 2016

  • Change title to 2016 and change rev to 0.8

  • Added trademark symbols

  • Removed "OpenPOWER Intention"

  • Added additional miscellaneous category

February 2, 2016

  • Many changes from review of 0.0.6

January 27, 2016

  • Many changes from review of 0.0.5 by WGs and BOD

January 20, 2016

  • Added OpenPOWER Ready Graphics

January 15, 2016

  • Added SW chapter

  • Updated CAPI chapter per Accelerator WG Feedback

  • Added more details on intent and process in intro.

  • Added references into IO chapter.

December 8, 2015

  • Added more details on intent and process in intro.

  • Added chapter on OpenPOWER Ready CAPI.

  • Fixed improper abbreviations of OpenPOWER Foundation, OpenPOWER Ready, and OpenPOWER Intent

October 3, 2015

  • Initial draft based on input from OPIO and DEVPLAT Workgroup


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