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Bug 468705 - comet tail in solar plugin is oriented tangentially it should be radial
Summary: comet tail in solar plugin is oriented tangentially it should be radial
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: plymouth
Version: 10
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 470821 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: F10DesktopTarget
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-10-27 15:24 UTC by Alastair Neil
Modified: 2009-12-18 06:39 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 06:39:52 UTC

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Description Alastair Neil 2008-10-27 15:24:31 UTC
Description of problem:
plymouth plugin solar comet tail points tangentially to the orbit of the comet

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. configure solar plugin
2. update initrd
3. reboot
Actual results:

comet tail is tangential

Expected results:

comet tail radial

Additional info:

Comment 1 Charlie Brej 2008-10-27 21:54:41 UTC
I thought this might crop up. The problem is that although incorrect it looked a bit weird with the tail sticking out radially. To fix it the comet image just needs to be rotated 90deg counter clockwise. Perhaps we might be better without the comet at all. 
What do you think Ray?

Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-10-28 00:46:43 UTC
I don't have a super strong opinion either way.

Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-10-30 21:59:25 UTC
I guess it might look more natural turned if it were slightly animated with particulates flying out of the tail.

A couple of people have come up to me and asked about it, so I think for F10 we should either drop the comet or make it look natural turned.

(putting on target list for GA, but it could always get changed in an update post-GA)

Comment 4 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-11-10 18:47:39 UTC
*** Bug 470821 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-11-10 18:52:21 UTC
There was a small thread about this upstream here:

Charlie made in animated, but it still looked unnatural in it's acurate orientation.  

Right now I think we're going to go with the wrong way, but we might remove the comet entirely, if there is significant opposition.

Comment 6 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-11-10 19:52:01 UTC
So after talking with Charlie about this, we came the conclusion it's probably better to just drop the comet for now.

We might be able to come up with a better solution later.

marking MODIFIED.

Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 04:18:10 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

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Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-12-18 06:39:52 UTC
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