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Re: [Xen-devel] [Patch v3 0/2] Remove figlet from the source tree

On Mon, 2013-11-25 at 12:21 +0000, George Dunlap wrote:
>  From a patch-review perspective: Although it's clear we need to remove 
> figlet from the tree, I'm afraid that the effect of this on most people 
> will simply be to have the banner silently disappear. There's no way we 
> could have something in the build that would prompt people, is there?  I 
> can't really think of a non-intrusive way at the moment, but maybe 
> someone has some ideas...

It doesn't quite disappear it is just printed as normal ASCII text

We could include a static "Xen" banner figlet output and just print the
version in normal ASCII text. Or we could check in the figlet banner and
make it part of the release process to update it (liable to forgetting
though, so I'm not in favour of this).


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