misc/70231: Beastie not by default
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
> 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.
> Freddie Cash, CCNT CCLP Helpdesk / Network Support Tech.
> School District 73 (250) 377-HELP [377-4357]
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