#209 ✓resolved
Charles Oliver Nutter

Due to startup time, show some visual indication that things are happening

Reported by Charles Oliver Nutter | May 2nd, 2010 @ 06:31 PM

Startup time isn't actually that bad, but when coupled with Windows popping up that are blank for several seconds, it can be a little annoying.

Any sort of visual indication that Redcar is booting would help blunt the perceived slowness on startup. A progress bar or spinner, maybe a little text saying what's happening; basically just provide the user indication that "all is well, I'm still working." When I first started up Redcar 0.3.5 from scratch against a specific file, it paused longest after the UI was up and before the window displayed anything. This was jarring; even a small spinner in the Window would have eased my discomfort.

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • Daniel Lucraft

    Daniel Lucraft September 5th, 2010 @ 12:14 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “resolved”
    • Milestone order changed from “0” to “0”

    We have a splash screen in 0.5dev now. It appears after jruby and some Redcar core has loaded, so it still takes about 8 seconds to get to that. I'll consider doing a pure Java loader that creates the splash screen before loading JRuby + Redcar next.


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