[Bf-committers] Blender Startup Time

GSR gsr.b3d at infernal-iceberg.com
Sun Feb 27 00:09:43 CET 2011

j.jaydez at gmail.com (2011-02-27 at 0740.30 +0900):
> I think It's important to note that we do have a splash screen, and it will
> take a certain amount of time to click through that. So we can just change
> the load order (Since the overall load time is not that significant), making
> Blender itself load as fast as possible, and everything else that is not as
> critical can load immediately after. This will give the impression of
> loading faster. Unless that is what you mean by 'lazy loading'.

Splash screens make things feel slow, per se. ;] And give two
different GUIs for the same tasks (open recent at start vs open recent
once working, eg). Some call it bad gui and thus some apps are getting
rid of them to simplify and get directly into work with unified GUI,
Blender went the reverse path (before it was just a reminder of "new
version, saving user config recommended").

But yeah, as there is a splash (unless hacked out), it could load
things there while it waits the user to pick something or dismiss it.


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