New boot animation for 12.1.0

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at
Tue Mar 20 00:16:07 EDT 2012

On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 4:21 PM, Daniel Drake <dsd at> wrote:
> I've just pushed everything needed for a new boot animation for
> 12.1.0, it will arrive in the next build.

Yay! Eager to see it!

> The new animation is based on plymouth,

Good to hear Plymouth is a bit better than it used to be. With the
move to systemd, a pretty spinner will be the best we can do; the
closest cousin to systemd is launchd on OSX, and programmers there
also threw their hands in the air, and made a spinner.

The simple times when you could guess what got stuck based on the last
dot shown are long gone.


 - How easy is it to implement something nice? I see Manuel's already
been asking you about it, and it'd be great to have something cool ;-)

 - Something easily customizable? -- thinking of OOB splicing in images


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