review of the OBI

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at
Mon Sep 23 14:59:17 UTC 2013

Hi Andre,

I can add some colours (not only use the inverse video) with ansi escape
sequences and maybe also some cursor movement sequences, so that the
screen will not scroll. Then the OBI will look more like a simplified
alternate installer.

Do you mean that such simple tricks would make the OBI attractive
enough, even if it is the same menus in a text screen?


By the way, does anybody know the name of the tool to create the text
wizard interface of the alternate installer? I have seen the same style
of wizard in many places, for example in PING and Clonezilla, so I think
there is a tool for it. That tool would add not only colours, but also
arrow keys etc (I guess from the curses library, but I would like to use
a high-level tool, rather than C programming).

Best regards

On 2013-09-23 16:08, Andre Rodovalho wrote:
> Beginners are always afraid of single color screens... Being Red, Blue
> or Black...
> 2013/9/23 Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at <mailto:nio.wiklund at>>
>     Nice with publicity,
>     But what about the conclusion: 'Not an option' for beginners without
>     a GUI?
>     "je veux bien croire que c’est un outil très intéressant mais sans Gui,
>     c’est pas pour les débutants, non de non"
>     -o-
>     - Is it worth the cost (in RAM usage and in work) to add a GUI, for
>     example with zenity or kdialog?
>     - Or is it simply necessary for most people? Otherwise it is not an
>     option.
>     Best regards
>     Nio
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