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Re: BSDConfig

From: Christian Edward Gruber
Subject: Re: BSDConfig
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 17:20:25 -0400

Folks... NeXTSTEP had TONS! of splashscreens, and I hate to tell you,but most 
usability gurus recommend them as indicators of progress in load-up.  
Specifically progress indicators reduce user dissatisfaction, as they give an 
indicator of user time investment.

Sorry to blow any anti-M$ sentiment, but if this is indeed an "evil", it's not 
one that MS invented.  And I disagree that it is an evil at all.  Now modal 
splashscreens which prevent you from changing window focus... they _are_ 
evil... ;)

And besides, splash screens are a great place to drop in amusements, as the 
Lighthouse and other folks often used to do.


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Subject: RE: BSDConfig

> i agree completely on all points, being a near-rabid-anti-M$-pursist
> myself...that's why i put in the e-snicker after mentioning the SplashConfig
> object.  it was just a toy hack to swap out the splash.bmp file & enable it
> at boot...it'll only take a few more lines of code to add a checkbox & a
> textfield (for the image path) in whatever gui pane i choose to put it
> in...if i put it in.

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