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Re: menu loop (patch)

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: menu loop (patch)
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2008 00:15:46 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Sun, Jul 20, 2008 at 12:06:40AM +0200, Carles Pina i Estany wrote:
> > 
> > This would be no problem at all; it's essentially identical to how the
> > text mode menu from normal.mod works.  It could go either way, and
> > certainly would be easy to make it a setting in the theme file (or more
> > likely in a user-configurable place such as grub.cfg (?) -- since we
> > might not expect most users to modify theme files but only choose which
> > one to use).
> > 
> > Actually my graphical menu currently *does* wrap around, I guess it
> I'm new in this list and in Grub2 (I hvae not used, actually). Are you
> saying that there is some graphical menu that does wrap?

Well, yes, but it's in a development branch (part of GSoC).

> > seemed logical to me at the time I wrote the code!  8-)  As you can
> > tell, I am not firmly set on either wrapping or not wrapping.
> my workmate wanted it, i wanted and I've spoke with my brother and he
> really wanted. But maybe it's because brother-love :-) (this is not
> proving anything, of course)

Okuji doesn't seem to like it (see his other mail).  If you want to provide
some convincing arguments, I'd suggest finding a strong reference from
usability experts backing up your proposal.

The rest of us don't seem to care much either way (at least I don't).

Robert Millan

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