Last updated at: 01:56 on 7 April 2008 (UTC)
Java Applet Proof of Concept Mockup of GRUB Menu
Colin D. Bennett <>

The purpose of this applet is to help visualize some of the possiblilities for the GRUB 2 graphical menu. The applet actually uses Unicode bitmap fonts in BDF format. I wrote a simple (hackish!) BDF file loader for Java to make this possible.

You can use the arrow keys and Enter to operate the menu.

Update at 01:50 UTC 4 April 2008

This is a very rough proof of concept, so things don't look great, but I think it is still a valuable tool to help visualize potential features in the real GRUB menu.