I wanted to add my $0.02 to this discussion, I've read all the messages
about it and really I can't understand why this simple feature request
is causing so much stir. I think people are just asking for something
basic that would be useful for troubleshooting problems. All this
discussion about what other products do and how people should just
console in instead is really irrelevant to the request.
I think it would be useful and if it makes it in or not doesn't concern
me. But all the bickering back and forth about what other people and
other products do and how this isn't a serious feature request is all a
matter of personal opinion. I never got the impression that a simple
system beep on system start was suppose to represent some advanced
m0n0wall function that was suppose to know that everything was working
through complex program analysis.
All in all, if adding a "beep" to the system after everything is booted
is too much work/not possible/can't do/etc then I think that's the
answer everyone is looking for. The philosophical questions on if it's
right or wrong should be left to another forum of discussion and not
this mailing list in my opinion.
Jonathan De Graeve wrote:
> First of all: the DEVS have other 'serious' things todo then programming
> a beep function.
> Although a simple beep seems obvious to many people I only agree if the
> beep happens in the following situation:
> BEEP when everything is working.
> The biggest problem is that the system can be programmed to beep after
> bootup but there is no single guarantee that everything is working like
> expected (there isn't a control mechanism) and writing such a control
> mechanism takes time the DEVS don't have.
> I hope this explains my biggest concern. If people really just are happy
> with a simple beep (controllable by the GUI) even if something is
> malfunctioning then I don't have any remarks anymore.
> Kind Regards,
> Jonathan De Graeve
> Network/System Engineer
> Imelda vzw
> Informatica Dienst
> Jonathan dot de dot graeve at imelda dot be
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