So does this mean that I have to prepare the image more square sized?
Also, I want to try a new version of my splash screen where the beans
are replaced by white pebbles that lead the way. It is difficult to
explain here but I can say it will look nice. The problem is, I don't
want to spend time if you will dismiss it immediately, insisting on
the existing Gretel image.
Finally, if you like my work(s), I can volunteer to be the designer of
artwork for other parts of the project as well such as documents,
icons etc. However it won't work if you will be too attached to the
On 7/20/06, Allin Cottrell <cottrell(a)wfu.edu> wrote:
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.
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