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[openFATE 316767] gfxboot-branding-openSUSE - Bring the penguins back
Feature changed by: Tomáš Chvátal (scarabeus_iv)
Feature #316767, revision 18
Title: gfxboot-branding-openSUSE - Bring the penguins back

- openSUSE Distribution: New
+ openSUSE Distribution: Rejected by Tomáš Chvátal (scarabeus_iv)
+ reject reason: It is implemented on the DVDs of course (we even have
+ openQA test for it).
+ Unfortunately for grub2 it is quite a lot of work (on the artwork side)
+ because we would need to create all the pictures from scratch for all
+ various resolutions users can run. And then create new grub2 theme
+ profile. If you really want it, of course, feel free to create the
+ profile, the timer afterwards is really easy.
Requester: Desirable

Requested by: Uzair Shamim (alanbortu)
Partner organization:

After reading the thread on the opensuse help forums, I thought it
would be a nice idea to propose bringing the penguins back. What I mean
by this is that sometimes, in grub on special dates the boot loader
graphics will change at a random boot to one that features a bunch of
penguins wearing some Christmas hats and doing general penguin things.
However, in grub2 this does not happen and it's always using the same
(boring) graphic when it boots up. I know it might seem silly and
worthless but I just thought it would be a nice thing to propose just
for the sake of fun.
The thread that started this:
If you still dont know what I am talking about please see the picture
The bugzilla feature request:

Test Case:
1. Power on system 2. Wait for grub2 to display its boot options 3.
Display the penguin graphic instead of the default graphic

Use Case:
When the user boots up their system the boot loader, on a random boot
interval, grub2 will display the graphic linked in the description
instead of the default one that comes with openSUSE. It should be
random during the month of December and after the 25th it should stop
showing (or whatever it did in grub)

Business case (Partner benefit): I think its just a nice easter egg for the distro to
have, I know that it serves no practical purpose but I do think it is
important for distros to have fun little things like this that
(hopefully) don't take too much work to maintain.

#1: Carsten Ziepke (kieltux) (2013-12-04 13:03:45)
I support this request. And we need it quick :-)

#2: Alan Bortu (alanbortu) (2013-12-04 18:04:59) (reply to #1)
I agree. Best before January :D

#3: Thomas Paine (iconoclasmic) (2013-12-22 17:31:46) (reply to #1)
I support it too. And I'd like to see a similar feature for the summer,
with penguins at the beach, dressed in bikinis.
I especially like the random aspect: God is chance. Random selection --
as a supplement or replacement for the election circus -- would solve
our political problems. So let's have more randomness please!

#4: Edgar Aichinger (edogawa) (2013-12-25 23:25:12) (reply to #1)
+1, we need that icy busy nonsense back, definitely!

#5: Alan Bortu (alanbortu) (2014-01-02 22:47:19)
Be sure to add yourself under the "People" category and add yourself to
the bugzilla CC list

#6: akash vishwakarma (vish_99) (2015-05-18 15:23:05)
There might me some people who might say that they want this feature on
their work system. So, in that case the YaST-Bootloader should give an
option whether they want the animations at grub2 or not. And default
option should be set to Animation Enabled.

#7: akash vishwakarma (vish_99) (2015-05-18 15:36:43) (reply to #6)
AH there is a typo. I should have written "they don't want this feature
on their work system. "

#8: eugeniak kur (eugeniak1) (2015-05-19 08:40:29)
I support this request.

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