git: loader: set color option (blue) by default

John Marino marino at
Sat Mar 28 18:18:53 PDT 2015

commit 72b78560f664235e0eb1be2fb5d750bd0baff568
Author: John Marino <draco at>
Date:   Sun Mar 29 01:15:07 2015 +0100

    loader: set color option (blue) by default
    On the loader screen, the blue version of Fred will now be shown by
    default unless the serial console is selected ("comconsole" value for
    "console" option in boot/loader.conf).
    As part of the work:
      * "loader_color" option removed
      * "loader_plain" is a new option, to force Fred in monochrome
      * "fred_is_blue" option (4.1 only) removed
      * "fred_is_red"  is a new option as the red scheme is now alternate
    Users that had "loader_color" set on before will see Fred change color to
    blue, thus they will need to set "fred_is_red=true" in /boot/loader.conf
    to restore the loader as it was before.  Users that don't like color will
    have to explicitly set "loader_plain=true" to get rid of it.
    This is a cosmetic change which hopefully makes DragonFly a tiny bit more
    attractive to first time users.

Summary of changes:
 UPDATING                     | 25 +++++++++++++++++++++
 share/man/man5/loader.conf.5 | 52 +++++++++++++++++++++++---------------------
 sys/boot/dloader/cmds.c      | 16 +++++++++-----
 sys/boot/dloader/loader.conf |  4 ++--
 4 files changed, 64 insertions(+), 33 deletions(-)

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