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Re: can we find a Debian solution for Bootsplash?

* Matthew A. Nicholson (matt@matt-land.com) disait :
> Hmm rhgb is a nice peice of software, it seems they have a list of things 
> that happen built into the software that are announced as they happen.  A 
> quick glance over the source reveals a client/server arch in which the rhgb 
> server is started and then starts X, upon which time gtk is used to do 
> pretty stuff. Pretty intresting.

Yes, but if you look at the README file in the cvs source tree of rhgb,
you'll find an interesting notice

* rhgb-cvs/README
> There is no local security, really.  It's quite possible for anyone
> during the boot process to talk to either the X server, or send random
> requests to the rhgb binary.
> [...]
> Totally insecure protocol.  Clean up the code a bit.

Even if I agree on the point that rhgb has some important drawbacks, I like the main idea behind.
To conclude about rhgb, it seems that it has a nice set of pretty interesting 
ideas implemented inside, but with some serious drawbacks :

- a lack of scalability/tuning with configuration files.
- a big security hole.

But it has a nice concept :

- setting up a Vesa X server and use a minimal client to print some stuff on it.

Do you think it would be a good idea to start some work with rhgb and SystemService ?

> I myself am very intrested in something like this:
> http://www.gnome.org/~seth/blog/2003/Sep/27

Is there some code to look at ? That looks to be only a blog entry...

> For a init rewrite for desktop use to be done properly it must support 
> things like:
>  * Alerting the user that new hardware was added to the system *after* boot
>    and login.
>  * Announcing it's actions and progress as it goes.
>  * Handling boot failures gracefully.
>  * Looking good, or not.
>  * Single userish mode for failure recovery.

Pretty agree with you :)

To me, one important point for the Debian community would be to allow a simple way
to disable the graphic bootup system.

> RHGB is nice, but it does not fill all of those needs, not that it would be 
> a bad thing to have in debian or anything...

Yep, and to you, would it be hard to hack rhgb to fit our needs ? ;-)
(I'm pretty excited in contributing on this).

Alexis Sukrieh <sukria@sukria.net>
 * Another Linux Debian Geek Enthusiast
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