Integrating new console colors in D-I (was Re: Call for testing: Aubergine-love for Server folks!)

Rick Spencer rick.spencer at
Sat Mar 26 19:11:37 UTC 2011

I like this feature, but I have a few questions about it.

1. I presume this is the bug:

But there doesn't seem to be an FFE for it, but perhaps I am confused
about when and how the feature landed. The bug mentions UI freeze, but
not feature freeze, though it seems the bug itself was logged after
feature freeze.

2. Considering there is still churn on how to implement the feature, it
gives me the feeling of something that this is just a bit too late for
Natty. We should be 100% focused on converging in this release. There
are plenty more bugs to work on, and this seems to be causing work for
people who could be fixing those bugs.

Please let me know if I missed the conversation elsewhere, or if the
feature was properly handled with a FFE, and I just missed that part.

Cheers, Rick

On Sat, 2011-03-26 at 15:21 +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 05:54:59PM -0400, Stéphane Graber wrote:
> > What about making that change preseedable ?
> > 
> > This way ubuntu-alternate and ubuntu-server can ship with the new
> > palette set in the .seed files included on the CD and everyone else will
> > get the old VGA colors.
> It would have to go on the kernel command line, not in the CD preseed
> file.  The latter is read too late for this.
> It would probably be better to add new values for the existing
> FRONTEND_BACKGROUND environment variable (which can also go on the
> kernel command line) rather than inventing a new preseeded template
> which would basically just be a synonym for it.
> -- 
> Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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