The Fix is In!
Sunday February 27th, 2000
For those of you on Win9x, grab today's (2-27-00) build. The performance fix is in (the disabling of timing code) that results in a substantial speedup. For example, in today's build, Tinderbox loads in 5 seconds on my line, vs. 14.56 seconds on the 2-25-00 nightly. Reload: 3.9 seconds, vs. 14.23 seconds. Other pages show the same speedup (and you can run two builds side-by-side to see for yourself).
#36 Re: Please eliminate the splash screen
Monday February 28th, 2000 3:38 AM
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Maybe a toggle box on the splash screen then: "Show splash screen every time" then ? Or put it in the Preferences somewhere if it's too early to put it in the splash screen.
Personally, like someone else suggested, I'd like a status line on the splash box that says "Starting this, loading that etc., so that we've got something to look at while it loads and actually provides *functionality* rather than just, as Americans would say, "eye candy".
I have no problems with splash screens - they give user comfort that something is actually happening other than a large amount of disk activity for 20 seconds. I wouldn't agree with putting too much effort into them though - animation or other whizzy effects aren't needed.