[Bf-committers] Blender Startup Time

Martin Poirier theeth at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 27 04:56:16 CET 2011

--- On Sat, 2/26/11, GSR <gsr.b3d at infernal-iceberg.com> wrote:

> From: GSR <gsr.b3d at infernal-iceberg.com>
> Subject: Re: [Bf-committers] Blender Startup Time
> To: bf-committers at blender.org
> Received: Saturday, February 26, 2011, 6:09 PM
> Hi,
> 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").

It's slightly different then a normal splash screen though. It only shows up when opening the default file only (so not when loading an existing file on startup) and it links to recent files, so it's arguable that it probably speeds up the workflow in common cases.


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