Re: usplash or fbsplash?
On Mon, 08 Nov 2004 14:07:26 -0600, Matthew A. Nicholson
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> | we have made a developer group to work on a project called debsplash, it is a
> | bootsplash for debian.
> | Initially we started to port fbsplash on debian, but when we were working we
> | met another idea of bootsplash from ubuntu distro.
> | Ubuntu developers have thought to a bootsplash that is completely made in
> | userspace. So it doesn't have any kernel patch.
> | There is a main problem in this, really usplash is a child project so there
> | are not "valid" sources for now.
> | You can read some infos about fbsplash at
> | http://dev.gentoo.org/~spock/projects/gensplash/
> | You can read some infos about usplash at
> | http://www.ubuntulinux.org/wiki/WartyWarthogUsplash
> | Now we have to decide which approach to choose, the fbsplash one or the
> | usplash one, please sent your vote replying this message. If you are not
> | interested to this stuff please do nothing.
> usplash. I have always prefered a userspace solution. And in reguard to Fedora
> rhgb, it runs X, which I don't really care for, the usplash stuff appears to run
> on a FB device and I think it is a better choice. I am game for make it use
> dbus for communication which would enable it to do even cooler stuff.
Matt, you should join #debsplash. We already talked about similar
ideas. usplash has a lot of things in plans that we all want to
achieve. Let's hope we can get started quickly.
"We think basically you watch television to turn your brain off, and
you work on your computer when you want to turn your brain on" --
Steve Jobs in an interview for MacWorld Magazine 2004-Feb
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