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From: Antoine Martin <antoine@nagafix.co.uk>
To: Jeff Dike <jdike@addtoit.com>
Cc: Blaisorblade <blaisorblade@yahoo.it>,
	devzero@web.de, user-mode-linux-devel@lists.sourceforge.net,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [uml-devel] [RFC] UML kernel & rootfs bundle with every kernel release ?
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2007 11:21:43 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <4610D937.20002@nagafix.co.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20070402020530.GA589@c2.user-mode-linux.org>

Jeff Dike wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 01, 2007 at 08:58:45PM +0100, Antoine Martin wrote:
>> I reckon that one critical thing which could drastically increase the 
>> user base would be to have a working virtual framebuffer implementation.
> 
> Why?  I've never understood what a framebuffer gives you that you
> don't have now.
Just like the network auto-configuration via dhcp, it would allow users 
to download images+kernel and run them like appliances without 
understanding anything about X or UML, just click and run.
We are all capable of setting up Xvfb here, but most users are not, 
which is why they download ready-made images.
It would also make it a lot easier to focus on writing a management UI, 
hell if there isn't one shortly after, I'll do one myself!
Think of a UML browser image (running IE via wine in a limited image 
with just X + wine + IE - I would much prefer that to having wine+IE 
installed locally), testing framebuffer apps like gtk-fb/cairo-fb 
without risking your dev environment, etc...

Antoine

  reply	other threads:[~2007-04-02 10:21 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 22+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-03-31 22:58 devzero
2007-04-01  0:01 ` Parag Warudkar
2007-04-01 19:08 ` Blaisorblade
2007-04-01 19:58   ` [uml-devel] " Antoine Martin
2007-04-02  2:05     ` Jeff Dike
2007-04-02 10:21       ` Antoine Martin [this message]
2007-04-02 11:22         ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2007-04-02 12:50           ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2007-04-02 14:53           ` Jeff Dike
2007-04-02 15:43             ` Antoine Martin
2007-04-03 23:49               ` Antoine Martin
2007-04-04  6:35                 ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2007-04-04 20:27                   ` Antoine Martin
2007-04-02 14:55         ` Jeff Dike
2007-04-02 15:43           ` Antoine Martin
2007-04-02 20:40         ` roland
2007-04-02 21:44           ` Jeff Dike
2007-04-03  4:44             ` Jason Lunz
2007-04-03 17:43         ` Blaisorblade
2007-04-03 17:53           ` Antoine Martin
2007-04-03  8:28 roland
2007-04-03 18:01 ` Jason Lunz

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