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

From: Daniel Colascione
Subject: Re: Yes, please allow pre-configuration of first frame [was: Blink Cursor mode is off by default]
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2018 10:33:05 -0700
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>> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
>> Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2018 13:20:21 -0400
>> Cc: address@hidden
>> > The file could just run against a dummy frame that happens to look
>> like the
>> > GUI frame we'll eventually create.
>> To reduce the breakage, the frame had batter be as real as possible
>> (e.g. plain normal frame, just `invisible`), but still: what will happen
>> when the .emacs code ends up prompting the user in the minibuffer?

Display the frame in the unlikely case that we stop and wait for input.

> What if we create and display a small special frame, "normal" enough
> to support everything any .emacs could expect, but devoid of stuff
> like the menu bar, the tool bar, and the scroll bars?  Many
> applications show something like that at startup, so I think that
> would look "professional" enough.

Splash screens are awful: they're disruptive and excuse poor startup times.

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