[PATCH] Fancy rc startup (revisited)

Eric Anderson anderson at freebsd.org
Sat May 12 01:24:12 UTC 2007

On 05/11/07 08:59, Eric Anderson wrote:
> On 05/11/07 08:26, Alexander Leidinger wrote:
>> Quoting Eric Anderson <anderson at freebsd.org> (from Fri, 11 May 2007  
>> 07:42:35 -0500):
>>> About a year ago, I posted[1] a patch to 6-STABLE that added a fancy rc
>>> startup style similar to linux, with the [OK], [FAILED], etc printouts.
>>>   That patch had serious bit rot and other issues, and so I've now
>>> revamped it to work on -CURRENT, with a more refined usage, and
>>> defaults to off.
>> I think it is better suited in the rc mailinglist.
> Yes, I agree, but I wanted a little regular feedback first.  I'm not on 
> -rc, so this was a quick first pass.
>>> I'd rather stay away from a massive bikeshedding, so let me summarize:
>> AFAIR the outcome of the last discussion was, that it is ok as long as  
>> the default is to keep the current way of displaying things (which is  
>> what your patch does). So if there are no technical issues with the  
>> patch, it should be ok to commit them.
> That's correct, and I'm just doing the quick 'peer review' before I beg 
> for a commit.  :)
>>> I'd like to here feedback, and would love to see this go in to the
>> Do you have a screenshot? People love screenshots and you may get some  
>> voices like "I want to have this!" from people which fear to install a  
>> patch or from those which don't have time to patch.
> Here's some kind of bad ones from a qemu session (ignore those calcru 
> errors which I can't seem to get rid of):
> http://www.googlebit.com/freebsd/patches/rc_fancy_screenshots/

Amazing - so far the patch has been downloaded by over 40 different 
systems, but the *screenshots* have been viewed by over 500.  Wow.  I 
never would have guessed.

Still no complaints/comments/etc.  Good I suppose..


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