Kill the splash screen, finally?

Milian Wolff mail at
Thu Feb 18 23:42:52 UTC 2016

On Donnerstag, 18. Februar 2016 22:26:00 CET Sven Brauch wrote:
> *shrug* okay with me. I thought I profiled it back then and it didn't
> have much impact. Then again, 1.8s startup time is _extremely_ fast and
> a warm-start, on older systems it might well take >20s to start up the
> first time and I doubt 5s of that is taken up by the splash. And for the
> >20s case it does provide a useful visual feedback that something is
> happening.
> But I don't have very strong opinions on this.

I think we should kill the splash as a separate window and instead work on 
getting the full window up ASAP, and then potentially display a spinner or 
similar in there.

Kevin, remember that you are using an SSD - without it, startup is still much 
slower... We do load tons of libs/plugins after all.

Also, do drop your caches between the restarts to measure the startup time.


Milian Wolff
mail at
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