Boot experience work

Registered by Robbie Williamson on 2009-11-09

This specification details the foundation team plans for the technology for the Lucid Lynx boot experience, changing from using usplash to plymouth to provide the graphical splash screen while waiting for the boot to complete. The "look" and "theme" components are not covered here.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Robbie Williamson
Priority:
Essential
Drafter:
Scott James Remnant (Canonical)
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Canonical Foundations Team
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for lucid
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
milestone icon lucid-alpha-2
Started by
Scott James Remnant (Canonical) on 2009-11-17
Completed by
Robbie Williamson on 2010-05-19

Whiteboard

Work items:
[bryceharrington] Add "no root" patch to X server package: DONE
[bryceharrington] Add support for no root patch to X server driver packages: DONE
[scott] Finish gdm patch to pass "-nr": DONE
[scott] Apply gdm patch to package: DONE
[scott] Package plymouth: DONE
[scott] Replace usplash hooks in mountall with plymouth hooks: DONE
[apw] Add module alias to vga16fb and adjust link/module order: DONE
[albertomilone] Develop a plymouth plugin which replaces usplash features: DONE
[jr] kdm needs equivalent patches to gdm: DONE

work items for ubuntu-10.04-beta-1:
[albertomilone] Implement the new plymouth boot theme: DONE

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Work Items

Dependency tree

* Blueprints in grey have been implemented.