boot time reduction - early PIN request

Michael 'Mickey' Lauer mickey at
Fri Feb 15 14:32:36 CET 2008

On Friday 15 February 2008 04:03:20 Carsten Haitzler wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Feb 2008 07:50:31 +0100 Robert Schuster <r.schuster at>
> babbled:
> > Hi,
> > you recently had a discussion on this list to reduce the boot time and I
> > have a suggestion for this:
> >
> > If possible the phone should ask for my GSM pin number (if SIM card is
> > in) while running the initialization scripts in the background and
> > (perhaps) should not let me into X before the number has not been
> > entered.
> and how do you propose to display the dialog, request and on-screen
> keyboard as well as handle input... without x? :) (other than
> re-implementing it all) :)

Funny that _you_ are asking that... ever heard about ecore-fb? ;)

On topic though, making it mandatory to ask for PIN before launching the UI 
introduces a number of problems, e.g. how about Flight mode, or PDA mode?


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