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Re: bootsplash option for d-i?

Dilluns 15 Novembre 2004 05:45, en/na Andrew Pollock (<Andrew Pollock 
<apollock@debian.org>>) va escriure:
>>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,

What is this reasoning? I'm not subscribed to the debian-kernel list. I want 
to know that.

> 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
> reality...

I'm completely in agree with you: the impressions of a product makes it better 
or worst than others. Perhaps debian is good, but it should seem good too.

A cool (but formal) web page design, bootsplash, d-i (now improved; but what's 
about gtk-d-i (Ubuntu consider it seriously)?), apt wishes implemented .... 
are things that help (very much) to people think debian is a good distro or 
simply a passable distro.


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