arundel at freebsd.org
Mon Mar 28 11:08:07 UTC 2011
On Sun Mar 27 11, Warner Losh wrote:
> On Mar 27, 2011, at 10:48 PM, Devin Teske wrote:
> > Replacement Boot-Loader: twitpic.com/4e46ol
> > NOTE: The final release will have a single-user mode option.
> This looks really cool. Nice to see a fresh look for the boot loader...
sorry if we have different opinions on this matter, but i don't quite see
the "fresh" look.
imo a "modern" boot loader looks like this
... and not something made out of ascii chars like it's 1981. ;)
> > The new menu allows for more flexibility as selecting options 2 ("Boot Verbose") or 3 ("ACPI Support") independently toggles the status, updates the menu item, and redisplays the menu -- ever-waiting until the user ultimately presses ENTER, "1", or escapes to the prompt and types "boot". Thus, one could potentially launch single-user mode with verbosity on and ACPI disabled (if one so desired).
> > In addition, I really tried to capture the essence of the new logo (spent months off-and-on using different conversion programs with different inputs). In the end, I found text-image.com produced the best result. I used the official freebsd.org/logo.html Standard Logo (black and white), cropped (to 122x123) and converted to jpeg with white background. I used an "Image Width" of 45 in their "Convert into ASCII" program available here: text-image.com/convert/ascii.html
> This looks cool...
> > I would be distributing this as an installable package (perhaps in the ports tree if it gains popularity).
> That would be nice...
> > --
> > Cheers,
> > Devin Teske
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