Drop splash screens in 4.14?

Harald Judt h.judt at gmx.at
Mon Mar 9 10:13:38 CET 2015

Am 09.03.2015 um 09:52 schrieb Guido Berhoerster:
> * Simon Steinbeiß <simon at xfce.org> [2015-03-09 09:41]:
>> On Sun, 8 Mar 2015 21:38:46 +0100
>> Nick Schermer <nick at xfce.org> wrote:
>>> Assuming we want to keep the logout dialog [full screen snap/opacity
>>> window with transient dialog without decorations], we can use the same
>>> code for a simple splash for those who want this.
>> That is true. However there have been complaints/issues about this fullscreen overlay/grab in the past (we didn't tackle those for 4.12):
>> https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10581
>> So maybe we should rethink the logout dialog for 4.14, not sure.
> I don't think it is so much of a logout dialog problem but rather
> the lack of a polkit authentication agent integrated with
> xfce4-session. There are other problems, e.g. if suspend/resume
> requires authentication the screen is locked before the polkit
> agent comes up.
> Making the logout dialog non-modal would have been a quick
> workaround for 4.12 for the above case but it doesn't actually
> address the underlying issue and there might not be any need to
> redesign it once that is addressed.

So here my 2 ¢...

I haven't used any Xfce splash screen for a long time, because even on a
computer with an old hard drive it starts up pretty fast, and thus I
don't really need any progress information. Could be different when the
system is loading over net.

Also the need for a splash theme reminds me of other, bulkier desktop
environments which are more sluggish at startup. Anyway, wouldn't be
opposed to using the logout animation stuff or whatever that is, and the
simple splash idea would be fine for me too, though most likely I'd turn
the latter off.


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