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Ubuntu 9.10 Gets A New Splash Screen, Not Plymouth
Instead of this "store" thing, they should use PACKAGEKIT.
They shouldn't use either of those, but instead use Synaptic. PackageKit has very few features, and is quite painful to use for power-users (for example, if PackageKit fails to install a .deb, it simply tells you "Error! This didn't work!" or something to that effect, rather than telling you what caused the error.)
I do believe Plymouth (and possibly others?) have such functionality.
Yeah, but they all want to Do Fun Stuff With Graphics, like showing a progress bar, or a logo, or an animation. I don't really mind, but it adds some time to the boot process, and it takes time to program it of course.
And yeah, I'd rather have my boot both pretty and fast, if you don't mind
Having just text flying by is no option if you want to appeal to mainstream users. This is "techie stuff" that is of zero use for non-experts and even (harmless) warning messages (oh, this southbridge has a bug, resetting device and enabling workaround) may confuse users to the point of feeling unsecure about "that whole Linux thing".
If the goal really is to boot within 10 seconds the text scrolling by wouldn't be easily readable anyway (too fast) if the amount of "info spam" is to be kept at the current level.
"One advantage though by using the X Server is that this Ubuntu splash screen is now compatible with all display drivers and just not those that provide KMS support."
Thank you, rational developers!
Then again, think it over a while before making such comments. Plymouth comes from Fedora. Fedora doesn't support closed drivers. Open drivers are all heading for KMS. What's unrational about going for a KMS-only approach?