Plymouth Graphical Boot System Sees Rare Update

Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 18 March 2015 at 09:37 AM EDT. 3 Comments
Most Linux distributions now use Plymouth as their graphical boot system / splash screen that leverages DRM/KMS kernel support. While many Linux distributions rely on Plymouth, there hasn't been a formal release in the better part of a year -- until yesterday.

Plymouth 0.9.2 was released yesterday as the first official update to this graphical boot system since last May. Changes to Plymouth in the v0.9.2 release include various fixes, script support for system update events via a new callback for system update progress notifications, a new function to set the monitor refresh rate, the X11 code has been ported over fully to GTK3, a noise texture for the spinner theme, a change to the default colors for the text splash screen, and various other alterations.

Ray Strode of Red Hat continues to be the developer involved with much of the upstream Plymouth work. More details on the Plymouth 0.9.2 work can be found via the project's Git repository.
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