I've made a ImageMagick script to generate a image!
It is easy to change it to generate in other screen resolution or
change font size.
convert -background black \
-font /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ubuntu-font-family/Ubuntu-R.ttf \
\( -pointsize 96 -size 320x480 \
-gravity East -fill '#2078cb' label:'Sea' \
-gravity West -fill white label:'BIOS' \
+append \) seabios.jpg
On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 3:04 PM, Fred . <eldmannen(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Converted to JPG the file would be only about 9 kb.
It could be generated from this SVG file I attached.
This could be generated in a scripted manner using free open source
software tools such as the 'convert' utility, part of ImageMagick.
$ convert seabios.svg bootsplash.jpg
Convert also supports -size parameter to resize to different sizes.
The benefit of having it in the source tree is that it would make it
easier for user to locate the path/directory where seabios looks for
the bootsplash image, so they know where they should put their own
So they can just find the included bootsplash image and replace it
with their own.
Having a prominent logo displayed may also result in SeaBIOS receiving
On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 6:32 AM, Peter Stuge <peter(a)stuge.se> wrote:
> Fred . wrote:
>> Add to source tree.
> 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
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