Red Hat's Plymouth Sees New Activity
Written by Michael Larabel in Red Hat on 6 August 2009 at 10:39 AM EDT. 14 Comments
Plymouth, the Red Hat graphical boot loader replacement that leverages kernel mode-setting to provide a clean and flicker-free boot experience, is in the process of receiving a number of new updates. Plymouth right now is largely just used by Fedora, but it's been picked up for Mandriva 2010, and Canonical was going to switch to it in Ubuntu 9.10, but that decision was retracted. With Fedora 12 being in the middle of development, Red Hat is in the process of bringing Plymouth up to speed for Constantine.

In the past day there have been nearly sixty code commits to the Plymouth Git repository. The changes in this code range from simple code cleaning to updating various plug-ins. There isn't anything too exciting that we found in the logs, but there's quite a few commits and we are sure there's plenty more to come.

Fedora 12 is also picking up a number of new features including new virtualization capabilities, improved power management, and many other features. The first alpha release for Fedora 12 is coming in just under two weeks.
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