Fred . wrote:
Add to source tree. bootsplash.bmp
I'm afraid that's not likely.
The file is 1.2 MB, which would grow the current repository size over 30%. I find that unacceptable for a bootsplash file that most will really notice or want.
Recall the discussion when you first brought up the bootsplash topic. SeaBIOS as you may have experienced by now only runs for a few hundred milliseconds, and in fact running the VGA BIOS takes most of that time, so a bootsplash would only be visible for maybe a tenth of a second. Suggesting to add artificial delays would not be wise.
Furthermore, if there is to be a bootsplash (which I for one don't hold for impossible) then it needs to be generated from the professional project logo (so far there is none) and preferably using scripted free and libre tools.
In any case, I think all graphics should be stored outside the source tree, and be an optional addon.
See e.g. what we do for the coreboot logo: http://coreboot.org/Logo