, the Red Hat graphical boot loader replacement
that leverages kernel mode-setting
to provide a clean and flicker-free boot experience, is in the process of receiving a number of new updates. Plymouth right now is largely just used by Fedora, but it's been picked up for Mandriva 2010
, and Canonical was going to switch to it in Ubuntu 9.10
, but that decision was retracted
. With Fedora 12
being in the middle of development, Red Hat is in the process of bringing Plymouth up to speed for Constantine
In the past day there have been nearly sixty code commits to the Plymouth Git repository
. The changes in this code range from simple code cleaning to updating various plug-ins. There isn't anything too exciting that we found in the logs, but there's quite a few commits and we are sure there's plenty more to come.
Fedora 12 is also picking up a number of new features
including new virtualization capabilities, improved power management, and many other features
. The first alpha release for Fedora 12 is coming in just under two weeks.