GSoC: final look at Bootloader Manager

So, summer is well over and I realize that I never did a final blog post (the first two are here and here) on the Google Summer of Code project I mentored. So here’s a bit of a wrap-up on what Tomé Vardasca got done:

  • the UI has been redone to look more like a configuration tool than a standalone application (see below)
  • automatic detection of Windows and other OSes using os-prober. Accidentally lost your Windows grub entry? Good for you! I mean, no problem we can detect it. 🙂
  • preview of what the menu will look like. It’s nice not to have to reboot just to adjust colors or splash images.
  • lots of configuration options for boot entries

Now that the summer is over you can get more information on the project from these places:

Thanks Tomé and have at it everybody!

Screenshots:

Main menu, appearance, and security settings

UBM MenuUBM Apperance 1UBM Apperance 2UBM Security

Editing and adding menu items

UBM EditingUBM Adding 1UBM Adding 2UBM Adding 3

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5 thoughts on “GSoC: final look at Bootloader Manager

  1. Nice job. I can’t wait to try it out. Could the side bar for editing/adding menu items be eliminated, please? It seems to me like there is a lot of wasted space as those buttons could be fitted to the bottom of the dialog in a hbox nicely.

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