As some of you know, I have been working on plymouth support in openSUSE. This was a feature that was requested already some time ago, but nobody found the time to actually implement it.
Plymouth in openSUSE Factory
Since a couple of weeks I have been working on getting plymouth to work and to resolve the known issues. This can be tracked on the following link : http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Plymouth
With the help of teammembers of the openSUSE KDE team (tigerfoot, einar77), the issues were resolved and Plymouth got accepted in openSUSE:Factory
To get full support for password requests and displaying text, the initrd was enhanced with some additional libraries and fonts. The luks initrd script was reworked to get plymouth support for the password requests and a patch was submitted to the maintainer of the package cryptsetup.
The full set of packages (including all the latest patches, etc), can be obtained from the OBS project home:tittiatcoke. Plymouth of course can be directly obtained from Factory.
I would like to ask everybody to test the new Plymouth packages and to fill bugs for things that are not working or to indicate these on the webpage : http;//en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Plymouth.
Currently we are working on the openSUSE branding for Plymouth, so that we can complete the new boot experience.