Re: Bug#341054: cdebconf-gtk: Add support for info message
Frans Pop wrote:
When the newt frontend is running in lowmem or in rescue mode, this is
shown in the upper left-hand corner (see attachment for example) using an
It would be nice if the graphical installer would support something
equivalent. It should be fairly prominent, but not distract from main
The info messages for lowmem and rescue are when the menu is initialized
from /lib/main-menu.d. Example:
if [ "$RET" = true ]; then
Which links to the following template:
# Info message displayed when running in rescue mode
_Description: Rescue mode
I've just updated the GTK frontend so that if the ESC key is pressed it
behaves as if the "Back" button was clicked, like the NEWT frontend does.
Now, the NEWT frontend shows debconf/help-line (default: "<Tab> moves
between items; <Space> selects; <Enter> activates buttons") in the
bottom part of the screen, but it doesn't tell the user that pressing
ESC he can get back.
Is there any reason for this? And should the GTK frontend display such
text line in the bottom part of the screen ?
I'm asking this because we could use a GtkStatusBar, placed in the
footer part of the screen, (would look like this
http://developer.gnome.org/doc/API/2.0/gtk/GtkStatusbar.html) to display
both debconf/help-line and rescue/info (maybe red and bold this last one
if markup is allowed in gtkstatus bars).
Waiting for feedback..