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SubjectRe: "Re: [PATCH 0/2] Colored kernel output (run2)" + "`Subject:' usage"
On 10/07/2007 06:12 PM, Ingo Molnar wrote:

> * Oleg Verych <olecom@flower.upol.cz> wrote:

>> Coloring isn't useful. If it was, it would be implemented ~16 years
>> ago.
>
> Congratulations, this is the most stupid argument i've ever read on
> lkml.

"Ay. World is finished. Everyone can go home and watch Friends reruns now."

But well, there actually have been worse arguments given that VGA console is
getting less and less important. I recently did a perusal of alternative
distributions and didn't find a single one that didn't default to having a
splash screen hide the kernel during boot (and if I'm not mistaken, only one
of them provided me with the option during installation to not boot into X
immediately afterwards).

Sure, that in itself needn't necesarily be of concern to anyone who, err, is
not concerned but any such colouring feature appearing when there's only a
smathering of people left that still cares about the VGA console in the
first place really isn't all _that_ far out as an argument...

Rene.
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