Re: slink is gone, goals for potato?
Ben Aitchison <email@example.com> writes:
On Tue, Mar 02, 1999 at 01:04:43AM -0500, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> How can you fit an X-server on a floppy? I'm using the kernel 2.2.x
> framebuffer support. It should work on almost anything with my VGA
> 640x480x16 kernel driver[*]. And it should be able to fit on a single
> floppy, or at most two.
That won't support hercules, cga or ega. But I suppose that'd be
okay, as long as there is still a text mode install option.
My thought is that a graphical interface will be good public
relations. Many people I know see a graphical interface and say
`cool!' even if it's useless. But they're turned off by a textual
interface even if it's very functional. Good first impressions are a
good thing. Since it's aimed at newbies anyway, it doesn't have to
work on old systems.
Hercules support is actually a cool idea. Does anyone have a card
they want to send me? (I'm about half-serious about this.)
"...In the UNIX world, people tend to interpret `non-technical user'
as meaning someone who's only ever written one device driver."