Back in July we shared Red Hat's intentions to replace RHGB with Plymouth, a new graphical boot process that is able to benefit from the latest Linux graphics capabilities. Red Hat engineers had primarily designed Plymouth around a forthcoming feature we've talked about quite a bit known as kernel mode-setting, which provides end-users with a cleaner and flicker-free boot experience. In September in The State of Kernel Mode-Setting we then shared more information on Plymouth along with a brief video. Most recently we published another video of Plymouth that shows the tighter integration between the boot process and starting the GNOME Display Manager. Today though we are looking at Plymouth and its different plug-ins along with providing a few more videos.
A lot of stuff still is buggy with KMS, and I think they also need to have a common api they can safely freeze, before they include it in the kerenel.
The idea here is to keep from introducing too many changes that have the potential to break things at the same time. All the same, I would like to find some patches which could add KMS to 2.6.28 so I can set it up myself