Including a splash screen

Mario Limonciello superm1 at
Thu Oct 4 06:48:11 UTC 2007


Well, we have 3 different types of installs to cater towards.

Includes MythFrontend / Auto login
Includes MythFrontend, no auto login
Doesn't include MythFrontend

The only type that it would really be necessary for is the Includes MythFrontend
/ Auto login.  This session goes through and starts mythfrontend as one of its
automatic startup apps (via ~/.config/autostart/blah.desktop).  Mythfrontend has
to scale some themes, so it can be a lengthy login.

The other two types, it's not a big deal.

When you say it was a maintenance burden, i'm imagining this was because you had
to copy the sources from another source package manually and modify them?  I can
imagine that did look pretty slick with a running mouse though :)


Jani Monoses wrote:
> Mario Limonciello wrote:
>> Jani,
>> I was wondering about Xfce splash screens.  We recently implemented one using
>> the balou theme engine (see mythbuntu-default-settings-0.59-0ubuntu1 for more
>> information).
> we've had a custom mice engine for dapper and edgy, it loooked pretty 
> good I think (a running mouse in the xubuntu wheel) but it increased 
> session booot time and was a maintenance burden, so took it out for feisty.
> Do you experience long desktop startup times that a splash is required?
> Jani

Mario Limonciello
superm1 at

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