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Re: GRUB 1.98 available in debian lenny, How to get fancy terminal ?

From: Colin D Bennett
Subject: Re: GRUB 1.98 available in debian lenny, How to get fancy terminal ?
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 14:38:24 -0800

On Thu, 7 Jan 2010 22:47:38 +0100
Robert Millan <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 07, 2010 at 08:33:24AM -0800, Colin D Bennett wrote:
> > 
> > BTW, the theme document is also on the wiki at
> > <>.
> > 
> > I am about to build GRUB for testing again, from the experimental
> > branch, and I can migrate my example themes to the new format.  It
> > looks from the source like the changes are mostly related to
> > allowing proportional position/size specifications.
> Hi Colin,
> More important than the format, is that we need a basic theme that
> only depends on the fonts we currently provided.  Of course, this can
> be improved as long as the new fonts are free (patches against the
> build system welcome), but for now we only build single-size unifont.

Ok, I understand.

> (Aside from that, adding new fonts would introduce a delay for
> distributors as they need to add new packages, get them approved,
> etc.  So in the interest in bringing gfxmenu to mainstream as soon as
> possible, I would _strongly_ recommend to use the existing fonts for
> now)

When you say “existing fonts” do you mean there is a font other than

> Also, if you'd like to make an official GRUB theme with GNU-based
> image set, you're more than welcome.

That's a good idea, for OS distributions that don't care to make their
own theme, at least we could have one or two good choices.


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