[sword-devel] More Splashes

David Overcash sword-devel@crosswire.org
Sat, 27 Oct 2001 16:01:10 -0500

I'm stuck in the middle

ON one hand, it makes it look slightly more professional...  On the other
hand, however, it may just make loading time take longer...  Why not be
smart and include an option in the preferences menu to have it show teh
splash on start up?

-Dave Overcash

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-sword-devel@crosswire.org
[mailto:owner-sword-devel@crosswire.org]On Behalf Of David Burry
Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2001 2:24 PM
To: sword-devel@crosswire.org
Subject: RE: [sword-devel] More Splashes

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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