[arch-dev-public] [PATCH] initscripts: Add a splash support

Eric Belanger belanger at ASTRO.UMontreal.CA
Sun Nov 4 13:05:53 EST 2007

On Sun, 4 Nov 2007, Thomas Bächler wrote:

> I want to summarize the arguments for adding the patch again and provide
> you with the patch that I would consider a good idea, if it works for
> the splash implementations that exist:
> 1) The patch is unintrusive, there is no way it could harm anyone who
> has splash disabled.
> 2) Maintaining two sets of initscripts (one with, one without splash)
> will result in inconsistencies between the two and in _more_ bugreports.
> 3) We'd make lots of users happy, because they will use splash anyway,
> but right now will break their systems in doing so.
> The ones of you against using this could summarize their arguments as
> well. The only thing I remember was "I don't use splash, so I see no
> reason to support it in any way", which I don't accept as a real argument.
> This is the link to the diff as it is in the splash branch now:
> http://projects.archlinux.org/git/?p=initscripts.git;a=commitdiff;h=ad804da15be2f52960ac45a967826e1d9ae5fc77;hp=9af6022b841c84283a061d6a7a5be943057ac3ae

+1 for adding a patch for splash support.
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