Splash screen integration

Registered by Alex Smith on 2006-11-25

This specification proposes that a way of communicating between Upstart and splash screen programs such as Usplash and Splashy be developed. It discusses the various ways that this could be done.

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Status:
Not started
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None
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Alex Smith
Direction:
Needs approval
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None
Definition:
Drafting
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None
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Unknown
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this might be useful: http://johan.kiviniemi.name/blag/2007/03/21/upstart-and-interaction-with-user/

Why bother with a splash screen at all, once a desktop system is ready for use show the login screen.
For a server a splash screen is irrelevant as nobody is looking.
If something fails during start up it then the failing component should show an appropriate message and make entry in the log.
Somebody mentioned a progress bar showing how the start process is progressing, but how do you know how many processes there are to start, what do you do with deamons.

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