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"One of the major complaints about the suite has been how long it takes to start upsomething that has been addressed in 3.0" - Jake Edge
"why is it getting slower to start ?" - Meeks
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Posted Oct 16, 2008 13:40 UTC (Thu) by anselm (subscriber, #2796)
Jake's comment does not actually imply that startup times
have, in fact, become shorter. Maybe enough people have complained that
OO.o starts too quickly for them to go to the kitchen downstairs, put the
kettle on, make coffee, and carry the coffee back to their computer and
still see the splash screen when they return. This would indicate that
OO.o start times need to be increased in order to enhance user
satisfaction, an issue that was subsequently »addressed in 3.0«.
This explanation would also neatly answer Michael Meeks's question.
Posted Oct 16, 2008 14:04 UTC (Thu) by jake (editor, #205)
Posted Oct 16, 2008 15:27 UTC (Thu) by wingo (subscriber, #26929)
In conclusion, OpenOffice.org is generally getting slower with each release. However, startup performance has made great improvements, the performance losses are relatively small, advances in new computer hardware are more than making up the loses, and OpenOffice.org continues to mature with new features. OpenOffice.org doesn't compel users to upgrade, so you are welcome to continue using older versions.
Posted Oct 16, 2008 19:03 UTC (Thu) by dale77 (guest, #1490)
Posted Oct 18, 2008 3:38 UTC (Sat) by dale77 (guest, #1490)
So 3.0 starts 30% faster! Meeks needs to check his facts?
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