Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] startup time

On Sun, 2002-10-27 at 11:32, Olivier Martin wrote:
> On Sat, 2002-10-26 at 21:56, Shaun Guth wrote:
> > On Sat, 2002-10-26 at 23:38, MArk Finlay wrote:
> > > I vote splash, because I never think that we can get to a stage where we
> > > can be sure it will load instantly with any size of library.
> > > 
> > 
> > I agree - There should be less than .4 second delay between when a user
> > launches the program and they get some sort of visual feedback on the
> > screen.  Any longer and the program is perceived as being 'slow'.
> I do *much* prefer RB's startup now that it's really available when
> shown. Before it was displayed really fast but was just unusable during
> a few minutes :(  

True, I feel the same.

> But clicking on the icon and seeing nothing happening before a few
> seconds is still not ideal. I kind of like the splash screen solution,
> maybe we could make it very simple this time: just an image (no funky
> icons getting colorized :)

Hrmmm blah, I just hate splashes and I think we prolly shouldnt do it
since they are discouraged by the HIG. IMHO the best solution would be
to keep as-is and wait for launch feedback to land in 2.4...


> > As a plus, the rhythmbox name is catchy; so it should be easy to inspire
> > an artist to create something really groovy for a splashscreen :)
> We already have a groovy splashscreen :P
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