splashutils-1.5.4 released

Just a quick note to let everybody know that I released a new version of splashutils yesterday. 1.5.4 includes some interesting new features, the most important of which are the fbsplash message log, textboxes and special effects modifiers.

The fbsplash message log and textboxes make it possible to display textual information to the user without requiring a switch to the verbose mode. Here is a screenshot of a modified version of the gentoo-livecd-2007.0 theme illustrating the idea:livecd-2007.0 (with message log) screenshot

When the F3 key is pressed, a box with information about services that have already been started is shown on the screen.

The special effect modifiers are a fancy little thing that make it possible for icons (or any splash objects for that matter) to blend in or blend out as the boot-up progresses. This has in principle been possible with the previous versions of splashutils, but it required MNG support and specially prepared animations. Now you can get the special effects for free, even with a version of splashutils built without libmng support!


6 Responses to “splashutils-1.5.4 released”

  1. 1 anonymous
    February 27, 2008 at 1:05 am

    will this be on the new shiny 2008.0 cd?

  2. February 27, 2008 at 1:12 am

    Unless the releng team decides to update their Portage snapshots, it is unlikely that splashutils-1.5.4 will be used on the LiveCDs.

  3. February 28, 2008 at 6:09 am

    Nice job. The continuingprogress of this has been encouraging!

  4. 4 e-rod
    May 27, 2008 at 4:36 am

    I have been trying splashutils on my LFS, but it doesn’t work… :(

  5. June 27, 2008 at 3:00 am

    Hello Spock!

    I’m trying your uvesafb module with my LiveCD project for SDLMAME emulator.

    I have some questions to you about uvesafb, fbset and fb.modes file.

    Can you give me some help? I’m about 99.9% to finish this project.

    Please contact me!

  6. 6 loux.thefuture
    May 15, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Hi Spock,
    could you please take a look at that bug :

    it’s about fbcondecor in initramfs with kernel 2.6.29, we can not longer switch to verbose output (for example on liveCD to ask keymap)

    see you

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