Linked by Rahul on Fri 31st Oct 2008 16:08 UTC
Red Hat Back in July we shared Red Hat's intentions to replace RHGB with Plymouth, a new graphical boot process that is able to benefit from the latest Linux graphics capabilities. Red Hat engineers had primarily designed Plymouth around a forthcoming feature we've talked about quite a bit known as kernel mode-setting, which provides end-users with a cleaner and flicker-free boot experience. In September in The State of Kernel Mode-Setting we then shared more information on Plymouth along with a brief video. Most recently we published another video of Plymouth that shows the tighter integration between the boot process and starting the GNOME Display Manager. Today though we are looking at Plymouth and its different plug-ins along with providing a few more videos.
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about time
by poundsmack on Fri 31st Oct 2008 20:13 UTC
poundsmack
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2005-07-13

I am really looking forward to this. seeing all the terminal stuff on boot scares the hell out of users (noob users not us advanced linux folk). the overall feel of linux needs to be more polished, this will help out quite a bit.

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Links to previous articles, attribution
by rolozo on Fri 31st Oct 2008 20:14 UTC
rolozo
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2005-08-26

I was going to ask that you link to "your" previous articles mentioned in the post ("Back in July we shared..."), but then I realized that you lifted the paragraph from phoronix and the previous articles were written by them. In the future, could you please indicate this in the news item? For example, "Phoronix writes, 'Back in July...'"

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Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, I forgot to indicate that I was quoting. My bad. I usually do. Will fix it up, next time

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Waste of time
by Howie S on Sun 2nd Nov 2008 01:10 UTC
Howie S
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2005-07-14

Honestly, Plymouth is not where Linux developers need to be wasting their time.

Come on. I see my system's boot screen for a couple of seconds, once a day. If it flickers or not, big deal.

There are *way* more important parts of the system that need reworking that should have higher priority.

Just my $0.02

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RE: Waste of time
by 0brad0 on Sun 2nd Nov 2008 02:46 UTC in reply to "Waste of time"
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

Honestly, Plymouth is not where Linux developers need to be wasting their time.

Come on. I see my system's boot screen for a couple of seconds, once a day. If it flickers or not, big deal.

There are *way* more important parts of the system that need reworking that should have higher priority.

Just my $0.02


I agree. But they're trying to target Linux based operating systems at the unwashed masses. The unwashed masses are complete drooling idiots that have no clue about pretty much anything. It is not about improving anything, it is just about looking "cool".

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RE[2]: Waste of time
by ari-free on Sun 2nd Nov 2008 03:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Waste of time"
ari-free Member since:
2007-01-22

yeah but a lot of linux people are into cool things. Like compiz and themes for example.

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RE[3]: Waste of time
by 0brad0 on Sun 2nd Nov 2008 03:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Waste of time"
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

yeah but a lot of linux people are into cool things. Like compiz and themes for example.


The unwashed masses are.

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