[Fwd: Bootscripts style guide (long)]
bdubbs at swbell.net
Fri Sep 24 16:18:31 PDT 2004
James Robertson wrote:
> I have cross posted this to lfs-dev, blfs-dev and lfs-hackers. All
> comments should go to lfs-dev. Thanks
> I was working with Nathan Coulson last night on IRC. We were testing
> out ideas for using color in the bootscripts package. Currently (as of
> 20040923 version) we support six color codes:
> 1: NORMAL - This is regular console gray. You see this a lot
> 2: SUCCESS - This is green. You see this represented as
> [ OK ] now, where the OK part is green.
> 3: WARNING - This is yellow. Just like SUCCESS, the WARN part
> of [ WARN ] is yellow.
> 4: FAILURE - This is red. Just like WARNING, the FAIL part of
> [ FAIL ] is red.
> 5: INFO - This is cyan. It is not used yet (hence this email)
> 6: BRACKET - This is blue. You see this in the ['s.
You need to be careful about colors to support people who are
color-blind. About 7% of all men are color blind to some degree. If
you like, I have a close collogue who has a moderate amount of
color-blindness and I can ask for his opinion of a screen shot.
Also, when discussing boot scripts, I'd like to see the capability to
log the output to the screen.
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