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Re: Hi all

Liam Quin wrote:
> Actually an About screen in a commercial application serves
> several purposes.
> [...]
>   A tip of the day is a good thing to include.
> On Sun, Sep 10, 2000 at 12:38:28PM -0600, Kevin Cullis wrote:
> > Nice thought!

I don't know how this got onto the LDP list (which I'm not on),
so I should clarify, I think, in case my original mail wasn't there.

I was trying to give context for people to understand why a splash
screen is considered good from a commercial point of view -- i.e.,
why most shop-bought software has them.  I am not advocating splash

David Lawyer wrote:
> I hope your not thinking of using this to display documentation.
For SoftQuad Panorma (an SGML viewer that was either stand-alone or
a netscape plugin) we had a splash screen, for the reasons I gave
in my mail, but it went away automatically after a very short time and
didn't noticeably delay the document from showing.

I don't know what the rest of David Lqwyer's mail was about, since my
mail was posted to the gnome development list originally.


Liam Quin - Barefoot in Toronto - liam@holoweb.net - http://www.holoweb.net/
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author, The Open Source XML Database Toolkit, Wiley, August 2000
Co-author, The XML Specification Guide, Wiley, 1999

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