[arch-dev-public] Grub splashimage

Tobias Powalowski t.powa at gmx.de
Mon Dec 1 12:38:46 EST 2008

Am Montag 01 Dezember 2008 schrieb Ronald van Haren:
> On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 6:13 PM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> 
> > 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?
> Ronald
> [1]
> http://repos.archlinux.org/viewvc.cgi/community/system/grub-gfx/grub-0.97-g

Imho if we add this, we could also add back gpt support, which was imho fixed 
by gebra and then removed completly again.

just my 2 cents on this

Tobias Powalowski
Archlinux Developer & Package Maintainer (tpowa)
tpowa at archlinux.org
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