disabling splash screen?

Sven Brauch svenbrauch at googlemail.com
Thu Mar 8 20:46:43 UTC 2012

I vote for disabling it. It doesn't look that great, it doesn't have a
progress bar, and the goal should be to make the application start up
quickly enough so you don't need a splash screen.


Am 8. März 2012 21:38 schrieb Milian Wolff <mail at milianw.de>:
> Hey all,
> at least on my machine(s?), the splash screen is just adding flickering noise
> on startup. I'm thus wondering about what we should so about it:
> a) only show it "delayed", i.e. similar to the progress bar:
> QTimer::singleShot(300, splash, SLOT(show());
> instead of
> splash->show()
> in kdevelop/app/main.cpp
> note that this makes the splash go away, and just shows some other flickering,
> which might be similar to the flickering seen when switching areas. So
> something else to fix :)
> b) increase the timeout it's shown, e.g. right now we hide it 200ms after
> initialization is done. If we'd increase that to say 1-2s it makes the startup
> much nicer I think.
> So, what do you say?
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