On 04/05/2005 at 23:40 Melchior FRANZ wrote:

* James Turner -- Wednesday 04 May 2005 23:14:
>> Minor partial objection - the Mac startup is dog slow (like 90  
>> seconds to get to a usable plane in the C172 and SFO), and I think at  
>> least part of the problem is the 'init while idle' scheme> - FG wastes

>> too much time doing rendering type things

Ditto Cygwin for long startup times.  I've taken a look in the past, and
loading the airport and nav data consumes the vast bulk of the time.  This
happens before any rendering (and before the splash-screen appears, which I
assume Melchior's patch fixes).

Melchior FRANZ wrote:
>I thought about a progress bar, or better: an info line that says:
>"initializing navigation data", "initializing airport data", etc.
>That entertains people a lot and makes the startup time appear shorter.

Excellent idea!

Cheers - Dave

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