Bug#339855: Bug#408437: cdebconf-gtk-udeb: Rescue mode doesn't work with g-i
Mike Hommey wrote:
On Sun, Jan 28, 2007 at 06:42:15PM +0100, Attilio Fiandrotti <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
That's an even better approach than chvt'ing to VT2 and then back by hand.
Is this something we want to have for Etch ?
That would be nice, but not strictly necessary. If I got it well, g-i
won't be the official frontend for d-i for etch. But that's for you d-i
guys to decide on that ;)
.. or better, it's our RM Frans Pop who's got the last word on such
Frans, what's the final coice on this issue: if i write the small app to
open the new VT, will it be included in Etch (otherwise i'll add this to
the TODO list in the wikipage :)
Having a console widget in the gtk frontend would be neat.
Yep, and even useful for other purposes when gtk/dfb is used.
Is this something we want to definitely put efforts on for Lenny?
This is definitely something I'd be interested in working on, if I have
enough time for that. But I can't tell for sure if I'll have this time.
I've been hacking d-i to create a bootable cd for some other purpose at
work and got interested in d-i. So if I get time between etch and lenny,
you'll probably hear from me again.
I think i was wrong on one point: libvte *can* be built without
depending from X11, given proper configure switches are provided (i
actually made it sure by building myself a copy), and this makes the
task of providing the g-i with a graphical console easier.
I'll try to build an experimental g-i ISO by adding the GTK frontend a
vte console, to further explore the issue.