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Bug#767432: main-menu: please give a way to change the frontend

Package: main-menu
Severity: normal
User: debian-accessibility@lists.debian.org
Usertags: a11y


Depending on the input and output accessibility helpers used by the
user, one frontend or the other will be more convenient, it would be
useful to be able to change the frontend during installation.

More specifically, a typical example is starting the installer with
the speech synthesizer (with thus enables the text frontend, way more
suited to speech synthesis), but only to start brltty by hand on VT2
with special options needed by the particular braille device to be used,
and then one would like to switch the frontend to newt, which is more
convenient with a braille device.

AIUI, it shouldn't be hard to do, it would be a matter of restarting
main-menu with the selected frontend. It could be a mere entry in the
main menu, similar to the "change debconf priority".


-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'buildd-unstable'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (500, 'oldstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.17.0 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

<N>  sl  -  display animations aimed to correct users who accidentally enter
<N>        sl instead of ls.

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