GNOME and the way forward
Posted Sep 2, 2005 21:36 UTC (Fri) by renox
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>The problem would be smaller if all apps had sub-second loadtimes but that's by far not the case.
Which is why I think that having 'transition-window' (note this isn't splash-screen which are totally other thing) would be great: each time you open an app, a window (quasi-empty at first, with just the tittle of the application and a progress bar for slow starting apps) should open: this would be very fast because the window is empty, then when the application is ready to be used, it replace the content of the window with the content and notice the user by changing the color of the application window and icon, for example.
Of course when the replacement occurs it should keep the shape defined by the user as you can iconify, resize the 'transition-window' even though the application is not ready to be used yet.
This should improve the life of users, but it can only works if the transition window can be raised very fast (but as it is mostly empty this shouldn't a problem, I think) and for application with a central unique window. For the gimp, it wouldn't work..
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