misc/70231: Beastie not by default

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Tue Nov 30 11:10:15 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
> Cc:  
> 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??

No big deal.
Sounds like you now have something to keep you busy over the holidays.   
When you get it all working, just submit it as a pr.  There are 
instructions for submitting a change on the FreeBSD web site.

That's the way things work in the open source freeware community.


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