USplash's status?

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Tue Mar 1 15:22:57 CST 2005

On Wed, 2005-03-02 at 07:40 +1100, Shimon wrote:
> Isn't the real reason because ubuntu's policy is not to take any
> patches on the kernel which are not accepted upstream (fedora also has
> this policy thats why they made rhgb... but thats out of the question
> as it takes about 20 seconds till it starts as it loads x....) and to
> my memory bootsplash is rejected as it doesn't work on many gfx
> cards....

Mm? There's plenty of code in the ubuntu kernel that hasn't been
accepted upstream, and in some cases never will be. There's a difference
between code that's unacceptable because it's bad and invasive code
(like bootsplash or swsusp2 in its current form) and code that either
hasn't been merged or doesn't quite fit upstream's shipping criteria.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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