Remove splash screen

Registered by Stani on 2010-03-16

The splash screen should be removed for 4 reasons:
- Normally Phatch boots fast enough.
- Removing the splash screen functionality only improves boot speed.
- A non-rectangular splash screen gets wrongly painted on slow systems (which is the target) I have tried to fix this in many ways but it seems impossible.
- The empty Phatch window already looks like a splash screen.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Stani
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
Stani
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Stani
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for 0.2
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
milestone icon 0.2.8
Started by
Stani on 2010-03-18
Completed by
Stani on 2010-03-29

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20100329 Stani:
Splash screen removed: Committed revision 1927.

20100318 Stani:
Due to painting issues the splash screen is disabled on Mac. On the other platforms, it will only be enabled if Phatch takes more than a second to initialize the application.

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Original summary:
There are several (painting) issues with the splashscreen on some platforms. A splash screen is used for slow computers where Phatch takes longer to start. We should define a startup target (1-5 seconds) . If Phatch meets that target on a system, the splash screen should be disabled.

If Phatch doesn't meet that target, should we fix it, use a rectangular one (if that solves painting issues) or get rid of it?

(?)

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