Reason for removing animation from Gnome login?

Lars Wirzenius lars at
Mon Mar 23 13:18:59 UTC 2009

ma, 2009-03-23 kello 11:57 +0000, Scott James Remnant kirjoitti:
> On Fri, 2009-03-20 at 22:25 +0100, Ernst Persson wrote:
> > I saw Scott removing animation from gnome login. What's the reason for
> > that? I don't see any motivation or reference to a bugreport.
> > 
> There's a reference to an upstream bug report in the patch itself.  It
> was removed because it takes up more time of the boot/login sequence
> than it should (around 3s).
> In practice, there are better ways to signify the desktop is ready than
> have each individual component individually animating in their own way.
> One good idea would be that the screen holds at the login screen after
> entering your password (e.g. with "Logging in...") and the desktop fades
> in when everything's ready.

That would be one good idea.

An even better idea would be that it takes so short a time that there is
no need to inform the user... :)

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