Re: Future of desktop splash screens - some thoughts
- From: Luis Villa <louie ximian com>
- To: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Future of desktop splash screens - some thoughts
- Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 16:17:52 -0400
On Fri, 2004-10-15 at 22:08 +0200, Chipzz wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Oct 2004, Alan Horkan wrote:
> > There is no practical reason for a spash screen. Exactly none.
> > If the desktop or application starts fast enough a splash screen is
> > unnecessary. For some applications the splash screen provides a useful
> Maybe YOUR box is fast enough to start gnome with no significant delay,
> but a lot of older boxes are NOT (30 sec startup time is significant).
> The excuse that "hardware nowadays is fast enough" is no excuse for not
> keeping in mind older hardware.
> So I'ld say you're just plain wrong in your assertion.
Yeah. Someone would probably have to do very good work getting nautilus
and/or panel up very quickly for this to make sense. That seems like a
good goal to have, though.
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