[arch-dev-public] Grub splashimage

Ronald van Haren pressh at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 12:27:07 EST 2008

On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 6:13 PM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just throwing this out there - I'm not really stating my opinion on
> this, as I'm fairly neutral.
> Considering grub development is basically dead (waiting for grub2),
> what do you guys think about adding the splashimage patch to our
> official grub? See grub-gfx in community. I have used it for ages on
> my machine with no issues. It simply adds one config file variable.
> As I said, I'm neutral on this. It kinda flies in the face of the
> minimal patches idea, but grub is pretty much all patches these days.

Are we sure there are no negative effects to the patch (the patch is
pretty big [1]) ? I don't have a strong opinion either, but I'm not
sure if/why we should fix something which isn't a problem just because
it looks nice, thereby possibly creating new problems ?

Douglas, did you ever received messages / bug reports saying grub-gfx
did not work for them?


[1] http://repos.archlinux.org/viewvc.cgi/community/system/grub-gfx/grub-0.97-graphics.patch?view=markup&revision=1.1&root=community&pathrev=CURRENT

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