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Re: New start up splash screen annoyance...

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: New start up splash screen annoyance...
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 02:46:00 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> My mind is made up that we must arrange that beginners who always
> specify a file name argument mostly do see the splash screen
> information.  I'm willing to consider other ways of doing that
> as long as I think they are effective.

The least obtrusive way to show the important information for beginners is
using the echo area message.  It is quite reliable channel if we take
precautions against overriding it with other messages (e.g. displaying it
at the final stage of startup).  A large message, as Kim suggested,
can't go unnoticed.  And clicking on it would display the full startup

>     At least, with "emacs -nw" (as the crontab thing is called), it seems
>     counter productive to show the splash screen, in my opinion.
> I expect beginners mainly use window systems, so showing the splash
> screen in the tty case is not so important.  Thus, I don't mind if we
> don't show the splash screen when starting Emacs with file name
> arguments on a tty.

In this case it would be better to display a different startup echo area
message when starting Emacs with file name arguments on a tty.  Instead of

For information about the GNU system and GNU/Linux, type C-h C-p.


For information about Emacs and the GNU Project, type C-h C-a.

as David suggested, because the About screen provides more additional
information than C-h C-p (and it includes a reference to the C-h C-p
info about the GNU project).

Juri Linkov

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