startup delay

Herbert Thoma herbert.thoma at
Thu Aug 2 10:09:13 EDT 2007

Herbert Thoma schrieb:
> Derek Atkins schrieb:
>> Hmm, that's a good point..  The reason this change got made was
>> because it was visually unappealing to have the window show up
>> before it's fully drawn.  It winds up resizing itself multiple
>> times and then relocates itself.  So the idea was to delay the
>> visibility until it's done, and the splash screen would show you
>> that something is happening.
> The problem is that the splash screen disappears after about 10 seconds but the
> main window only appears a lot later. So a solution would be to really show the
> splash screen until the main window shows up (and displaying something like
> "rendering report <report name>" in the status line of the splash screen).

OK, this itch was sufficiently annoying to scratch (and the scratching
was easy enough to do).

I attached a patch to bug #457944

keep splash screen during file loading
- do not destroy the splash screen during file loading
- display which reports are rendered in the progress field of the splash screen

Please review.

Herbert Thoma
Head of Video Group
Multimedia Realtime Systems Department
Fraunhofer IIS
Am Wolfsmantel 33, 91058 Erlangen, Germany
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