Bug#258884: Bug #258884 - Got Bootsplash in debian throug patch or user space tools
You can use :
deb http://www.bootsplash.de/files/debian unstable main
but ther is no development upstream so it cannot be included in
gensplash is the version produced by the developper that upgraded
bootslpash for each kernel since 2003. This is a better
implementation though ther is not yet debian packages for it.
If you feel geeky ,
also hibernate for swsusp has experimental support for gensplash.
You should also not that lpp (linux progress patch) is in debian.
It is for 2.4 and 2.2. But abandonned by upstream for the same
reasons as bootsplash . You nearly had to rewrite it all for each
new kernel version.
a new project based on it for 2.6 kernels ;
also abandonned by upstream and only maintained by a new
Gensplash is the only one which is easy to maintain. RH replacing
its own graphic boot loader for gensplash in feodora. That seems
the only actively developped project and easy to maintain.
There is hope fo it to be integrated upstream as it does not
clutter require hooks everywher in the kernel as the other do.
the old known : "Make it simple stupid".
So debian bootsplash is not new, only sleeping until a something
stable comes up.
My hope is that nobody loose time patching bootsplash and instead
port the gensplash init scripts to debian and other distros (so
we could share hundreds of themes :)
work is under way: