Bring back the bootscreen! Vote now!

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Choose a style:

0.2.0 style with progress bar
10
13%
0.2.0 style with animation
1
1%
0.2.0 style static
0
No votes
0.3.1 style with progress bar
34
43%
0.3.1 style with animation
15
19%
0.3.1 style static
2
3%
Other style (static)
0
No votes
Other style (animated)
4
5%
Other style (progress bar)
2
3%
NO BOOTSCREEN THANKYOU VERY MUCH!
4
5%
I want it just like it is, with loading files message and file listing.
7
9%
 
Total votes: 79

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Bring back the bootscreen! Vote now!

Post by andrewweb »

What happened to the reactos bootscreen? Bring it back!
Vote now!(No space wasting comments please)

What would you like?
ReactOS 0.2.0 style:
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ReactOS 0.3.1 style:
[ external image ]

And should they have a progress bar, or animated bar, or none!
(by animated bar, I meen what xp has, with blue sliding dots, which give no indication of progress)

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Post by Z98 »

You DO realize that it's because of a bug, right?

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Post by kevintrooper »

Z98 wrote:You DO realize that it's because of a bug, right?
the boot screen will be back soon!

it would be cool if it was original/or animated like above. not like xp T-T

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Post by mf »

You also realise the 0.2.x bootscreen will never come back, because I don't have the source image for it?
It compiles, let's ship it!

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Post by andrewweb »

Z98 wrote:You DO realize that it's because of a bug, right?
Wow! I didn't know that. Well, I did sort-of know. Because I could not boot reactos 0.3.1, and it had the bootscreen. It just hanged.
Whilst later reactos didn't have it, and now the livecd(not to mention installed version) works! By the way, it may be better to have a static bootscreen appear, then load the files. This way, it is less likely to be error-prone and would result in a more successful startup, if you know what I meen.
mf wrote:You also realise the 0.2.x bootscreen will never come back, because I don't have the source image for it?
Well I don't care! I only liked 0.3.1's bootscreen!!!!!

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Post by Ged »

The current method simulates a checked build boot. It's cool :)

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Post by Angelus »

Before posting questions like this, shouldn't them be asked first to the devs or mods via IRC or PM?

'Probably' they really know how is the status of some issues (like this one) and the usefulness of polls (like this one).

:wink:

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Post by Nixer »

The 2.0 looks very well. It is a pity that it will be lost. Probably there should be 2 versions? One with 2.0 bootscrees and another with 3.1 bootscreen? For example server and home distros.

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Post by BPsoftware »

I thnks there should be a standard boot screen , but also an option where you can customize that screen.
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Post by Switchboy »

How i about it don't care how it looks as long as it boots?

There are more important matters then a boot screen.

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Post by andrewweb »

Switchboy wrote:How i about it don't care how it looks as long as it boots?

There are more important matters then a boot screen.
Well, yes, but if you don't think the bootscreen is important, don't come in the design forum! :lol:

LRN
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Post by LRN »

Console with verbose boot logging on first run and when manually enabled in OS preferences
Else - shiny animated graphic by default.

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Post by ROSFan »

animation on a nice background+progress bar+Press ESC to see boot details

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Post by FSX »

How about some Freeldr modes?

Like ReactOS (Verbose Boot).

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Post by Lagman »

I'm with Ged, I like the current loading screen, course I LIKE to know what my computer is attempting to load at start up. I think the look of the file loading is Functional yet graphically satisfying. I mean they could have made it look like Windows loading in safe mode. :?

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