misc/70231: Beastie not by default

Freddie Cash fcash at sd73.bc.ca
Tue Nov 30 10:10:17 PST 2004

The following reply was made to PR misc/70231; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Freddie Cash <fcash at sd73.bc.ca>
To: freebsd-gnats-submit at freebsd.org, hampi at rootshell.be
Subject: Re: misc/70231: Beastie not by default
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 10:01:27 -0800

 If you look at the Beastie Boot menu, it's really two parts:  the menu 
 itself, and the image.  Why not make the two parts independent?  It's 
 not like one actually depends on the other.
 In fact, by making the two independent, you open the door for people to 
 create their own custom logos.  What's wrong with that?
 Ship FreeBSD with the boot menu enabled, the beastie image disabled, and 
 with a knob for putting in custom images.
 Voila!  Everybody wins.  Those that just want a menu (which is very 
 useful), can have just a menu.  Those that want a menu and the beastie, 
 can have that.  Those that want a menu and a custom image can have 
 that.  And those that want neither the menu nor the image can have that 
 as well.
 Why is this such a big deal??
 Freddie Cash, CCNT CCLP        Helpdesk / Network Support Tech.
 School District 73             (250) 377-HELP [377-4357]
 fcash at sd73.bc.ca               helpdesk at sd73.bc.ca

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