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Splash screen and gnuserv

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Splash screen and gnuserv
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 00:36:34 +0200
User-agent: Thunderbird (Windows/20060719)

I think there is a problem with the splash screen and gnuclient/server. I do not know if this problem exists with emacsclient/server, but it would be good if someone tested. Below is a description from a message in help-emacs-windows. I believe this is enough to describe the problem. I have tested this with

  In GNU Emacs (i386-mingw-nt5.0.2195)

Here is a copy of the message:
Denny Wright (dennyw) wrote:
Hi Lennart,

Thanks for your response. I've trimmed down my .emacs/.viper files to
the minimim that I think I need to get viper working. So they look like:

;; load viper
(setq viper-mode t)
(require 'viper)

(setq viper-inhibit-startup-message 't)
(setq viper-expert-level '5)
For example, I open a .txt file (bound to gnuclientw) from the Desktop,
Emacs comes up, shows the EmacsW32 splash page, and then the .txt file.
The status bar shows (V). I try the 'j' & 'k' movement keys and it
inserts characters. The odd thing now, is that I'm trying this as I type
this email in Outlook, so I'm switching back and forth and reopening the
file. In one test, I opened the file, switched to Outlook, switched back
and it worked?!? It seems like there was a delay in processing/entering
viper-mode. That may be why C-z or M-x viper-mode doesn't fix it
immediately and it seems like playing around with M-x does. I'm guessing
that whatever is causing the delay finally completes (5-10 seconds or
Here is the *Messages* buffer after it starts working correctly.

(C:\Program Files\Emacs\emacs\bin\emacs.exe --load=C:/Program
Loading encoded-kb...done
Adding c:/Program Files/Emacs/EmacsW32/lisp/ to load-path
Loading c:/Documents and Settings/dennyw/Application Data/.viper...done
Loading cl-macs...done
Loading cl-seq...done
Loading easy-mmode...done
For information about the GNU Project and its goals, type C-h C-p. [4
forward-sentence: End of buffer
For information about the GNU Project and its goals, type C-h C-p.

My first thought was gnuserv or viper mode, but I get the two "GNU
Project" messages while its still inserting characters. Is there some
other background process that's running?

Hi Denny,

Thanks for testing. I can reproduce the error here now. I will try to look into it.

It seems like this has something to do with the splash screen. If I turn off the splash screen the problem disappears.

To turn off it do

  M-x customize-option RET
  Customize variable: inhibit-splash-screen

and then set inhibit-splash-screen to "on" and save the value.

Does the problem disappear for you if you do this?

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