On Thu, 20 Jul 2006, John C Frain wrote:
One of the delights of Gretl is the speed at which it loads.
Even on an old 400 Mh PC loading is instantaneous. A splash
screen may tell one that something is happening for a program
that takes time to load (e.g. Texmacs or Jabref). For a
splash screen to be effective one would have to slow down
loading Gretl and I do not think this is a good idea.
I have to say I'm persuaded by this argument.
However, I have a "compromise" to propose. If Talha (or anyone)
can come up with a really nice and suitable image, I'll rework
the "About gretl" item so that it is spash-like -- that is, the
whole window is an image, no border stuff, dismisses on a
mouse-click (see gnumeric, or Acroread). And in addition I'll
set things up so that the user sees this on start-up if it's the
first use of gretl, or the first use of an updated version of
One small suggestion about the interface (for consideration
for some future version) would be to allow a user to step
through a script line by line from the "script editor"
That's not a bad idea, I'll think about it.