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Re: Drop usplash in Squeeze? Move to plymouth?

On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 08:47:14PM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> Should we drop usplash from our package lists in Squeeze?  It is as
> far as I can see dead upstream, as Ubuntu moved to plymouth as their
> boot progress bar, to get flicker free boot.
> It is also the cause of many problems with the video setup on several
> hardware models, and it would be nice to avoid such problems in
> Squeeze.

I tried to improve it when I refurbished kdm and the kde-splash
screen. I investigated a bit but got the impression that it's better
to spend the time on something that will also exist for squeeze+1.

So I absolutely agree.

> I guess we should investigate plymouth, but I doubt I will find time
> to do it any time soon.

I looked at the plymouth package, unfortunatelly it's stuck in NEW,
but I think it's well maintained and might already work (ubuntu is
using it). For the time being I do not mind seeing some boot messages
(we want to educate and learn, so why not show a bit from the stuff
behind the scene?) 



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