Re: Future of desktop splash screens - some thoughts

On Fri, 2004-10-15 at 16:17 -0400, Luis Villa wrote:
> 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.
> Luis

On my system, gnome-session itself seems to be a significant bottleneck
at startup-- I usually spend at least as much time waiting for the
splash screen to appear as it takes for the splash screen to fill up
with all its icons and disappear.

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