2008/9/13 Charlie Brej <fedora-art brej org
<mailto:fedora-art brej org>>
In Fedora 10 there will be a new graphical startup program replacing
RHGB. Its called Plymouth and it starts even earlier than rhgb.
You can see a demo of the current default fedora startup here.
The system works on plugins to allow different styles of splash
screens. To play around with it I wrote a plugin which uses
components of the InvinXble theme and animates them. You can see a
video of this. It is still work in progress but it does not seem
too CPU intensive. I kept the plugin pretty general so it should be
easy to change it to suit any theme.
What I would like is some feedback as to whether something like this
That is definitely sexy, I do have one comment though. The current
plymouth splash has a progress bar, and as pretty as this is it
doesn't tell us anything about the boot progress so a user might be
tempted to think we stalled, any thoughts as to the need for such
visual feedback?. Aside that I love it.