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Re: Bug#734093: debian-installer: install plymouth by default

On Sun, Jan  5, 2014 at 08:29:24 +0100, Christian PERRIER wrote:

> reassign 734093 tasksel
> retitle 734093 Please include plymouth in task-desktop
> thanks
> (proposal to install plymouth, that "provides an attractive boot
> animation in place of the text messages that normally get shown. Text
> messages are instead redirected to a logfile for viewing after
> boot. "...by default, with desktop environments, when installing Debian)
> Quoting Holger Levsen (holger@layer-acht.org):
> > On Samstag, 4. Januar 2014, Andreas Cadhalpun wrote:
> > > Maybe it is better to install plymouth only, if task-desktop is installed?
> > 
> > this seems like a very reasonable approach to me.
> > 
> > 
> OK, then. Reassigning to tasksel (as we should have done for quite a
> while, indeed....
> Apart from that, I have no strong advice about this. A nice and
> "appealing" (one taste may vary) boot screen for desktop computers can
> be seen as "something to have" by some people but others may hate that.
> I think that, at least, if plymouth is included in task-desktop, we
> should be certain that a Debian theme is cooked for it in a consistent
> manner with Debian themes for desktop environments.
I think plymouth would have to be maintained in unstable, not just in
experimental, before tasksel should touch it.


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