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Re: r34254 - in trunk/packages/cdebconf: debian src/modules/frontend/newt

Denis Barbier wrote:
On Sat, Jan 21, 2006 at 09:55:53AM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:

On Saturday 21 January 2006 09:13, Denis Barbier wrote:

Author: barbier
Date: Sat Jan 21 08:13:24 2006
New Revision: 34254

Change colors in the newt frontend to have a black background
if the bg environment variable is set to "dark".  Some people
can hardly read on a white background (closes: #330418).

Does that mean that one should boot the installer with:
  install bg=dark

If so, would it not be better for consistency to capitalize the parameter:
  install BG=dark

Or even to use a bit more descriptive parameter like "BACKGROUND" or even "FRONTEND_BACKGROUND"?

This issue had been raised on a French speaking mailing list about
accessibility, and as told by Christian, writing command line parameters
with non QWERTY keyboards is quite boring.  Anyway this is a general
issue, I will replace bg by FRONTEND_BACKGROUND for now, but it would be
really great to have short aliases.

The GTK frontend is going to have (probably) two themes installed in the initrd and we need some boot option to tell the GTK frontend too what theme to use. Should that boot option be used for the NEWT frontend too or the GTK frontend should have its own boot options to specify the theme to use?



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