Boot Messages

Registered by Scott James Remnant (Canonical) on 2007-10-23

This blueprint has been superseded. See the newer blueprint "Karmic Start up Look and Feel" for updated plans.

There needs to be a robust and reliable mechanism for messages to be output from the boot process to usplash, the console or whatever else is running (speech daemon?) These messages should not overwrite running gettys, etc. These messages may require progress bars or prompts of their own (fsck, cryptsetup) and may require the ability to be cancelled. As well as the standard messages, other output should be captured and logged.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Colin Watson
Priority:
High
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Scott James Remnant (Canonical)
Definition:
Superseded
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None
Completed by
Scott James Remnant (Canonical) on 2009-06-15

Whiteboard

use splashy http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=477426
or unite (like compiz and beryl did) into one: avoid wasting resources
--ubuntu idea pool (forums)

See also:
https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/usplash-detailed-boot

what is the relation between this spec and https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/usplash-polish ?

(?)

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