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    Ubuntu Usplash Smooth

    This is the original Ubuntu Usplash for Intrepid Ibex with an exciting twist!

    Now the progress bar is time-based!

    What does it means?
    Well...

    The original Ubuntu Usplash progress bar didn't tell you much information.
    It moves in small/huge increments, and sometimes stands still for a few seconds.

    This Ubuntu Usplash Smooth does it different!

    It remembers the time of your previous boot/shutdown, and will smoothly increase the bar according to this time. Since the boot/shutdown times change very little, you will get a very precise bar with a very smooth animation showing exactly how much time is left!

    Check it for yourself!

    Modesty aside(!), this is how the usplash progress bar should have been done from the beginning!

    Easily packaged in a DEB file, you just have to install it, and boot your computer a couple times. The first boot/shutdown will be quite off the mark, of course, since the Usplash Ubuntu Smooth still don't know how much time it will take to complete. But from the second boot/shutdown onwards, you will simply fall in love!

    If you hate it for any reason... just uninstall it, and your system will return to the original configuration.

    Enjoy!

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    Ok, marketing is over!
    Let's talk seriously now.


    This is a personal project of mine to make the usplash progress bar time-based.
    Besides making ubuntu boot look nicer, it also gives you accurate time of the boot process.
    This kind of bar is already used in MacOSX, and I admit it was from there that I took the idea!

    It was an ugly fight with usplash, because I didn't want to modify it in any way.
    I wanted to do this using the technology already implemented in Ubuntu,
    and achieve this using just a simple theme.

    Anyway, check it out, and give your opinions below!
    Thank you!


    Direct Download:
    Ubuntu Usplash Smooth (Hosted at gnome-look.org)
    Ubuntu Usplash Smooth (Hosted at ubuntu-art.org)

    Ubuntu PPA:
    https://launchpad.net/~usplash-smooth/+archive

    Ubuntu WIKI:
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UsplashSmooth

    Ubuntu Brainstorm:
    http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/15741/

    Last edited by volanin; November 18th, 2008 at 10:50 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu Usplash Smooth

    The 64bit .deb worked great except I got 2 bars instead of 1.

    (also, might want to put it on ubuntu-art.org instead. the gnome-look people weren't too happy about ubuntu being there last time I checked...)

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    Re: Ubuntu Usplash Smooth

    Two bars? Wow!

    I am also using the 64-bit version, with an Intel Card, and it does not happen here.
    Is it possible for you to take a picture of the screen with a camera or cellphone?

    Thank you a lot for the feedback!


    also, might want to put it on ubuntu-art.org instead.
    the gnome-look people weren't too happy about ubuntu being there last time I checked...
    Done!
    Last edited by volanin; November 17th, 2008 at 10:53 PM.

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    I haven't tested it yet, but great work!

    Have you purposed this for Jaunty? If no, you should.

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    Re: Ubuntu Usplash Smooth

    Thanks, they look excellent.

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    Re: Ubuntu Usplash Smooth

    The 64bit .deb worked great except I got 2 bars instead of 1.
    New version is out!
    Maybe it fixes this for you!

    I haven't tested it yet, but great work!
    Have you purposed this for Jaunty? If no, you should.
    Thanks, they look excellent.
    Thank you a lot!
    I am just ironing out the remaining problems before proposing.
    I am very proud of this version 0.2, so it should happen soon!

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    Re: Ubuntu Usplash Smooth

    Sounds really cool.
    And clever.

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    Re: Ubuntu Usplash Smooth

    Quote Originally Posted by volanin View Post
    New version is out!
    Maybe it fixes this for you!

    Thank you a lot!
    I am just ironing out the remaining problems before proposing.
    I am very proud of this version 0.2, so it should happen soon!
    Volanin, I would suggest you make a PPA in launchpad. This would make it easier for people to do wider testing and you may generate greater feedback.

    https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas
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    Re: Ubuntu Usplash Smooth

    Looks like you messed up the upgrade from 0.1 to 0.2 a bit (see screenshot).

    I'll try removing 0.1 manually.
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    Re: Ubuntu Usplash Smooth

    Hey,
    I think I'm doing something wrong, because I have no splash screen at all, after installing. Does there need to be anything installed besides usplash-smooth? Because the description only says:
    Code:
    Usplash Smooth
    Support for creation and use of usplash themes with a time-based progress bar
    Nothing about 'themes included'...

    Edit: aah, I see, I have to compile usplash-ubuntu again. Thank you, looks great!
    Last edited by Martje_001; November 18th, 2008 at 04:35 PM.
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