New boot animation for 12.1.0

Gonzalo Odiard gonzalo at
Fri Mar 23 12:39:18 EDT 2012

> However, due to the overall boot time decrease, and increase in
> startup parallelization, I'm seeing that we have very little time to
> do anything animated. The initramfs starts the animation and then
> boots the rest of the system, providing a window of maybe 3-4 seconds
> while we animate. Then the X startup starts, which means we *must*
> freeze the screen immediately to avoid blanks and flashes (at this
> point, my initial theme draws 3 dots and freezes). This was tested on
> XO-1.5, I imagine XO-1.75 will be even faster.
I compared os5 and os883 side by side and os883 is a lot faster to boot.
I understand is not all plymouth time, but would be good if we can avoid
increasing boot time.

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