[arch-releng] size of the "display" (framebuffer?) on our images

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Thu Feb 19 11:23:38 EST 2009

On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 11:01:18AM -0500, Michael Simpson wrote:
>  Resolution selection would be a nice bonus feature, I have worries that 
>  allowing a slew of different resolutions will introduce issues we don't yet 
>  foresee but they are based on nothing but cynicism. The more I am thinking 
>  about it, I feel strongly that an installer "style-guide" based on a certain 
>  size is inherently flawed. Both of these mask the underlying design issue 
>  though which is that the fields are not flexible enough to handle more than 
>  X characters.

Think about why newspapers and magazines write articles in columns.
Because it's easier to process the information in that format.
It's inconvenient, both technically and mentally to be scrolling
sideways too much. So I would say such a style guide is imperative.

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