Who knows?  I didn't think to time it.  Why not just put a little caveat with 
the NB.that invites one to explore the tutorial that first time invocation 
might keep one waiting a bit?

Not a huge problem, anyway...

Cheers,

Mike

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> On 17 May 2018, at 21:51, Eric Iverson <eric.b.iver...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Mike,
> 
> Agreed that behavior is a nuisance. Not sure what to do about it.
> 
> On jconsole and JHS the warning that it takes time appears immediately. On
> Jqt the message doesn't appear until the build is done.
> 
> Demos are built only if they don't already exist, so this is probably a one
> time nuisance.
> 
> One option (the way it was many releases ago) is that jdrt reports that
> demos need to be built first and that this takes time and give the sentence
> to builddemos. But this seems overkill.
> 
> My old win7 laptop it takes less than 15 seconds to build the demos.
> 
> Did it really take 'a minute or three'?
> 
> Unless others raise this issue, we'll let it rest.
> 
> Meanwhile, now that your demos are built, I hope you get to the more fun
> parts.
> 
> 
> On Thu, May 17, 2018 at 2:11 PM, 'Mike Day' via Programming <
> programm...@jsoftware.com> wrote:
> 
>> Sorry - a trivial response, but might be of use.
>> 
>> Just started this up.  Did
>> 
>>   load'jd'
>> 
>> and
>> 
>>    jdrt'' NB. list tutorials
>> 
>> as suggested.
>> 
>> I thought J had hung,  and was wondering what to do when the following
>> 
>> message appeared,  after a minute or three:
>> 
>> "building demos - takes time"
>> 
>> It might help other newcomers to jd if this reassurance could pop up
>> 
>> immediately.
>> 
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> 
>> 
>> Mike
>> 
>> 
>> 
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