[Scribus] Scribus splash screen

Craig Bradney cbradney
Wed Mar 22 17:51:03 CET 2006

On Wednesday 22 March 2006 16:52, Chris Smith wrote:
> On Tuesday 21 March 2006 04:34, Craig Ringer wrote:
> > This depends on the window manager's treatment of the flags set by
> > Scribus. I don't remember if the splash is an unmanaged window or
> > something less extreme, but either way its behaviour will depend
> > largely on the window manager.
> Straight KDE setup here. Currently 3.5.1, but it's been upgraded many
> times. I just tried several different "syles", including kde-classic
> and the behavior is the same.
> Since Scribus is the _only app_ that exhibits such behavior, I find it
> difficult to blame it on the window manager. That said, I'm not a
> programmer (at least on that level) and can do little more than report
> symptoms, do a little troubleshooting and mention some possible
> suspects.
> Again other apps, including those qt based, such as Rosegarden (another
> one that takes a while to start up as well) do not place their splash
> screen on every virtual desktop.
> > When it comes to the behaviour of the splash, any tweaks would
> > probably involve direct Xlib use, and that wouldn't solve any issues
> > on Mac OS X or Windows. I'm not sure what the best choice is there
> > beyond the already-mentioned option of not dipslaying it when you
> > tell Scribus not to.
> It's not bad when the click to make it disappear works. But that isn't
> always the case (nor, IMO, should it be necessary), since I update from
> cvs semi-regularly I have received builds where this feature didn't
> work. And sometimes, the first time you run it and it's deep in font
> caching mode it likes to ignore the click, although with some styles
> this is more exaggerated.
> And you're right about it being a personal thing - you don't like splash
> screens at all, and I like them, but only when they are properly
> behaved. With my definition of "properly behaved" based only on my
> experience and what I've come to accept as normal because Scribus is
> the odd guy out on this.
> It is not a show stopper, it's an annoyance, and a relatively minor one.
> Scribus is a great piece of work and I'm thankful it exists. If I could
> do more than report bugs and annoyances, or offer an ebuild or two, in
> order to help make it better I would do so.

Found it. Fixed in 1.2.x and 1.3.x CVS now.

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