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Re: Yes, please allow pre-configuration of first frame [was: Blink Curso

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Yes, please allow pre-configuration of first frame [was: Blink Cursor mode is off by default]
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:31:23 +0300

> From: address@hidden (N. Jackson)
> Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2018 10:14:24 -0400
> It would certainly seem to be a nice improvement if the first
> frame was not displayed before all the user configuration
> effecting its size and appearance was available. While it is
> superficial and thus unimportant in some ways, the current
> behaviour with flashing/jumping frames looks unprofessional
> and makes a poor first impression.
> It doesn't sound right, though, that a fix for this should
> involve the user having to mess around with intiialisation
> order etc. -- it should "just work".

I agree.  A warning, though: this task is not for the faint at heart,
there are quite a few obstacles to negotiate, to do this without
breaking several important features that get set up at startup.

> It seems that this might be a worthwhile project for "someone"
> to work on?

Yes.  I suggest to file a wishlist bug report about that, and perhaps
also add it to TODO.


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