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Re: bootsplash option for d-i?

On Sun, Nov 14, 2004 at 04:47:02PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 13, 2004 at 09:52:03PM +0100, Xan wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I just want to know if in the new debian installer is considered the 
> > possibility that the user could select a bootsplash kernel:
> > 
> >  - I think that it were cool for desktop users. So perhaps in "novice" mode 
> > d-i could ask to user if he/she wants a boot with image or not; or not, maybe 
> > a desktop user don't want to see this kind of questions (it's a topic for 
> > discusion, maybe). But in expert mode, I think it should be included.
> > 
> >  - I think that what splash is the default should be a discussion topic. But, 
> > in meantime, we could have debblue [http://debblue.debian.net/]. Personally, 
> > I wish an animated spiral debian logo that grows more and more as progress 
> > bar (a complete spiral is 100% of boot process). But it's an idea and 
> > probably implies more work (better use done work).
> Notice that the debian-kernel team has refused the bootsplash patch in its
> current implementation, so there will be no bootsplash kernel in debian
> anytime soon, and this is at best a post-sarge discussion.

I fully understand the reasoning behind the kernel team's rejection of this
patch, but it is kinda sad nonetheless... I marvelled at how someone's
Fedora install booted up the other day, and was similiarly impressed with
the Ubuntu Live CD. I know it's only aesthetics, but perception is

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