Boot Experience for Karmic

Registered by David Barth on 2009-05-25

Top-level specification for enhancing the whole boot experience in Karmic. Designed as a cross-team initiative. See related blueprints for details of a particular aspect.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
None
Priority:
Essential
Drafter:
David Barth
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
None
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Proposed for karmic
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
milestone icon ubuntu-9.10-beta
Started by
David Barth on 2009-05-25
Completed by
Scott James Remnant (Canonical) on 2009-11-19

Related branches

Sprints

Whiteboard

Work items:
Clean up grub (Foundations): DONE
Disable blinking cursor in grub (Foundations): DONE
Disable grub menu (Foundations): DONE
GRUB 2 Reboot Script - to boot into diff. OS (n/a if no os selector) (Foundations): DONE
Design xsplash (Design): DONE
Provide test assets for Karmic testing (Design): DONE
Provide final/approved assets for xsplash (Design): TODO
Implement xplash (DX): DONE
Design OS switcher (Design): DONE
Xsplash desktop curtain (autologin case) (DX): DONE
Xsplash gdm greeter curtain - throbber while logging, especially for login (DX): DONE
create xsplash package: DONE
create MIR for xsplash: DONE
add xsplash to cd: DONE
Implement OS Switcher (as a library) (DX): POSTPONED
Xorg patch for leaving the frame buffer in place (Desktop): TODO (P1)
Disable mouse cursor on x start (Desktop): TODO (P1)
Recommend xinit hook for xsplash (Desktop): DONE
GDM Done Painting Signal (DX): DONE
Desktop Done Painting Signal (Desktop): DONE
GDM Perf (Desktop): TODO (P3)
Designing GDM skinning (Design): DONE
Skinning GDM (DX): TODO (P1)
GDM UI Layout (DX): TODO (P3)
Compiz perf (Desktop): TODO (P3)
Usplash Design (Design): DONE
Implement New Usplash Theme (Design): TODO (P0)

The UDS discussion notes moved to: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopExperienceTeam/KarmicBootExperienceUDSDiscussions

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Work Items

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* Blueprints in grey have been implemented.