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:
- https://launchpad.net/ubuntu-bootloader-manager (Launchpad home with bzr branch)
- http://code.google.com/p/bootloader-manager/ (Google Code with .deb)
- https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BootloaderManager (Spec page)
Thanks Tomé and have at it everybody!
Main menu, appearance, and security settings
Editing and adding menu items