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Re: F8 Theme [Other Stuff]



Kelly wrote:
On Friday, July 06, 2007 8:45 pm Leo wrote:
On 05/07/2007, Kelly wrote:
I mean, the capabilities of the graphical boot system are present in
the Linux kernel itself
Is this true? In which version of kernel?

I can't name off a specific kernel version, but I know that other distros (notably openSUSE and Mandriva) perform graphical boot using stuff directly in the kernel instead of a separate program. http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php/SuSE+10.2+Lizard+Bootsplash?content=53507 - This is the one I used to use. It uses mkinitrd to load the images somehow...

A few seconds later: Okay, I found the site for it. The patch isn't part of the official kernel, so I was incorrect when I said it was. Though I still imagine it'd be faster and easier to use the kernel itself to do graphical boot than to use a separate program to do so.

Anyway, the site is here:  http://www.bootsplash.org/

There are very good reasons this patch is not in the upstream kernel including the design and quality of the code. Even if we ignore that and patch the kernel, it will delay updates because of the maintenance overhead so no its not duplication. Read the spec Nicu pointed out.

Rahul


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