[LAD] User eXperience in Linux Audio

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com
Tue Apr 21 09:33:57 UTC 2015

On Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:43:15 +0200, Thijs van severen wrote:
>i dont think it has to be modal, and i'm also curious what other thing
>you will be doing in those 3-5 sec that the splash is there
>surprise me :-)  

Maybe taking a look at the messages displayed in the terminal
emulation where the app was launched ;).

Depending on what some apps need to establish, before the next app can
be launched, we sometimes need to add delay ...

roxterm --tab -n "♪ foo" -e "foo --option=bar" ; sleep 2

The app already might be running, just establishing some things might
take a while after the splash screen already disappeared. It e.g. might
take two seconds after loading _data_ (not the app) and the app likely
displays information by the terminal emulation output or by a log
message window.

The script/terminal emulation approach might be out of fashion,
anyway, an app still could display a splash screen, while the
important part of the app already segfaulted.

More information about the Linux-audio-dev mailing list