9.2-PRE: switch off that stupid "Nakatomi Socrates"
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Sat Sep 28 22:15:46 UTC 2013
> On Sep 27, 2013, at 3:06 PM, David Demelier wrote:
>> On 21.09.2013 12:40, Matthew Seaman wrote:
>>> On 21/09/2013 11:31, O. Hartmann wrote:
>>>> I'd like to switch off this silly "Nakatomi Socrates" message which
>>>> reminds me on Linux and their childish naming schemes.
>>>> It is only cosmetics, but it bothers me whenever I switch on the laptop.
>>>> I guess there is a switch already prsent to have in the bootloader
>>> It's turned off by default in more recent 9.2-STABLE
>>> in /boot/loader.conf -- see loader.conf(5)
>> I have loader_logo="orb" and I still have a message at the right bottom
>> with that stupid joke.
> "Named Releases" is far from a joke.
> Maybe you'd like something a bit more boring like "9.2-RELEASE"
> The fact is... there is (and only ever will be) one iteration of FreeBSD 9.2.
> I assume that you have had no clue up until this point that there was yet
> another BSD 9.2. A fictitious version of BSD in a 1980's film, named...
> Nakatomi Socrates
> Yeah, we could have decided to let the opportunity pass; to show that we're
> the first BSD to ever hit 9.2 out of all the flavors, producing the first ever
> non-fictitious BSD 9.2...
> But where would the fun be in that?
> Rest assured... I've not seen *any* hollywood films with a number higher
> than 9.2... so our future looks pretty darn boring.
> The "name" for 10.0-RELEASE could very well be NULL or boring ol'
Of course it would need to be bold red blinking text.
maybe using an ASCII escape sequence for those not using Graphics Mode?
-- sorry. I couldn't resist. :P
> But one thing is clear.
> There is a real tangible benefit to seeing the version on the boot screen.
> As we move to integrate BE's into the Forth boot screen, it may become
> paramount to know what version of loader(8) you're using.
> So please try not to be so judge-mental about these things.
> This is a real tangible improvement and simply because you've heard
> that those crazy people in Linux-land are naming their releases...
> That had zero bearing on why we did it. We may never name another release
> ever again.
> I personally would like to see loader(8) set the value to include an SVN revision
> so that everytime you rebuild loader(8), the version info updates; displayed
> prominently in the bottom right corner (which of course... you'll again be free to
> override it if you don't like it... just as you are free to completely disable the
> entire menu by adding beastie_disable=YES to loader.conf(8)).
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