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Re: bootsplash option for d-i?

On Mon, Nov 15, 2004 at 04:19:18PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 15, 2004 at 03:45:42PM +1100, Andrew Pollock wrote:
> > On Sun, Nov 14, 2004 at 04:47:02PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> > > 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.
> Since we're mentioning Ubuntu, the reason we rejected the bootsplash
> patch for the Ubuntu kernel was that including it broke the part of the
> installer that starts up the framebuffer in a way that we concluded was
> impossible to repair within the design of bootsplash.

Yeah I get the impression that bootsplash as it currently stands is really
poorly implemented, it's just got a feature that everyone really wants to
have. Bring on bootsplash MkII.

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