Cyril Brulebois <firstname.lastname@example.org> (2016-07-04): > Cyril Brulebois <email@example.com> (2016-07-04): > > Roger Shimizu <firstname.lastname@example.org> (2016-07-04): > > > For the change I mentioned yesterday, I already tested on: > > > - armel/kirkwood > > > - amd64 > > > and they're working as expected. > > > > > > So I just pushed the commit to add screen support. > > > > > > I hope all ARCHs still (daily) build fine when I get up tomorrow morning. > > > If not I'll try to fix or simply remove the screen support for that > > > specific ARCH. > > > > > > This has big impact to UI (added a top bar) and operation (Ctrl-A > > > [1-4], previous Alt-F[1-4] is still working though). > > > I hope it won't panic anyone. > > > > I'm surprised to discover that screen support is not opt-in… So I've just checked: what started as "screen support would be nice to have in some particular situation, on an opt-in basis" became "let's use screen unconditionally", adding an extra line which means nothing for beginners, possibly making dialogs overflow vertically. I really don't think that's a reasonable default. Oh and also: this totally breaks the graphical installer! > In addition to that, please don't forget to include a debian/changelog > update with your commits… The commit message in debian-installer's git repository reads: ,--- | Add screen support in pkg-lists | | screen-udeb seems to be useful for most cases, except extremely size | limited platform, such as armel/orion5x in netboot/network-console. `--- which doesn't quite describe what's happening here, which is: screen being used by default! I really expect commit messages (and their corresponding changelog entries) to describe what they're doing! Summary: While I'm very happy to see new features proposed, it is really important that changes leading to such user-visible changes are carefully checked, and documented. Of course, no-one can anticipate all consequences, but introducing screen at the very beginning of the boot sequence could have triggered a thought about the non terminal-based installer… the graphical installer is even the default now! KiBi.
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