[sword-devel] More Splashes

David Burry sword-devel@crosswire.org
Sat, 27 Oct 2001 12:24:07 -0700

Trevor's right, programs should simply load in less time than it takes to 
cue the user that they're loading.  In general, there are ways of making a 
lot of initialization info cached on disk anyway, and most other 
initialization could happen in the background _after_ the interface is 
brought up, or on demand the first time a feature is used.  Then the splash 
screen can be relegated to being tucked away inside the "help/about" 
box.  Since we're not shareware we don't even have to use it as a nag 
screen to pay...


At 06:27 PM 10/27/2001 +0000, Trevor Jenkins wrote:
>On Thu, 25 Oct 2001, Chris Little <chrislit@chiasma.org> wrote:
> > > "Why have a splash screen at all?!!!"
> >
> > Splash screens are a visual cue that the program is loading.
>You've missed the point. The end-user should not have to be told that the
>program is loading at all. Only the minimum amout of initialisation should
>be done so that the program is ready less that 2 seconds after the load
>request is made. :-| Yes, that's right :-|
>Regards, Trevor
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