Subject: Re: 2nd stage boot menu (i386)
To: Brett Lymn <>
From: Stephen Borrill <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/14/2007 08:41:10
On Wed, 14 Nov 2007, Brett Lymn wrote:
>> Future improvements:
>> - more interactive menu (I've a tiny curses menu which I could release
>> under a BSD licence and use as a basis - anyone know how about cursor
>> positioning at this BIOS stage?)
> Would it really be necessary to pull in another curses?  At worst what
> you could do is build a mini-curses that uses reach-overs to pull in
> the functionality from libcurses for you.  Most of the interface is
> reasonable modular so you should be able to just grab the core and
> possibly hard-code in a Really Dumb (tm) terminal definition.

Sorry, I wasn't clear enough. I wasn't proposing using curses, 
it's just that the menu code I have currently uses it. The code could be 
used with another method of positioning (and thus lose the reliance on 
curses entirely).