Re: Progress bar on startup
- From: MAILER-DAEMON
- Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Progress bar on startup
- Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2002 11:02:16 +0200 (CEST)
> > This is the sort of behaviour that I'm talking about. I think that
> > once a user is greeted with the GDM that they shouldn't have to wait
> > for Gnome to load. Obviously when someone starts their machine to an
> > X environment they are most likely to be using Gnome. Perhaps some
> > sort of *easy* way for a user to decide whether or not they want to
> > "pre-load" gnome on boot? If they are starting init 5, then preload,
> > otherwise dont preload?
> Woah! Slow down there. I'm proposing changing the behaviour of the
> splashscreen, not randomly preloading libraries. (-; Speeding up
> logging in is a fine idea - but this is not intended to fix that.
I agree with you saying the splash screen doesn't make much sense in it's
current form. I like the splash screen though.
The user should get *some* feeling of progress IMO. How about a nice
little gnome foot that grows it's toes as it goes along ?
Also, sometimes the icons *are* helpful; it'd be nice to have some way to
get more detailed login information. For example, last week I got rid of
ten "feet" which supposedly were programs mentioned in my session file,
but weren't there at all on-disk or in-memory after logging in, and I got
rid of them by running gnome-session-save right after logging in. On
subsequent log-ins, I only have two generic "foot" icons left anymore,
probably belonging to gnome-terminal.
My point with this is - if I had only been staring at a simple progress
indicator, I'd never have figured out why my login was so slow. It's
pretty nippy right now, so it'd be nice to somehow still have a "feel" for
what is being started up.
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