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Re: Layout testing for graphical menu

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: Layout testing for graphical menu
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2007 01:51:07 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Sat, Oct 20, 2007 at 12:49:19AM +0300, Vesa Jääskeläinen wrote:
> Hi,
> I was hoping that someone else might stand-up but as there wasn't really
> interest I made a draft. This is basically using Okuji's idea of using
> CSS for specifying look. I made HTML page and example CSS filling
> information. And of course it looks ugly as I didn't spent too much on
> tuning it.
> At first layout of the page would be hard-coded to grub2 graphical menu
> to make it simple, but now I would like to invite people with some
> stylish touch (and free time) to try it out and pin-point possible
> problems with the layout and possibly design some menu theme that could
> be used as a basis for official grub2 (or at least for testing it out)
> :). Please be free to use bitmaps, preferably PNG or other lossless
> format (so it can be easily converted to another if needed for testing
> purposes).
> Contents of the HTML basicly is changeable, div tags are for now
> hardcoded to be as they are specified. With a good reason that can be
> changed (eg. discuss it before hand).
> I haven't yet decided what kind of layout engine there would be but
> something simple most likely. There is most likely need to have scroll
> bar support for menuitems, haven't figured out yet how define it nicely.
> Possibly there needs to be some UI components, eg. way to specify what
> kind of progress bar there is, some flags for about it etc.
> Final style sheet will be most likely some extension to CSS in order to
> give more flexibility, but I think the common concepts should be saved
> to make it easier to adapt to it.
> All ideas are welcome and now would be good time to share them...

One thing that would be nice to have is a scheme by which GRUB could
display a popup "window" such as an informative message or a boolean

Robert Millan

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