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Subject: Loading faster or show a starting splash screen
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The only disadvantage between PAR and perl2exe is the speed of the first execution. Is there a chance to get a starting splash screen with a progress bar or someone else that is shown bevor the uncompress process starts? Or can the mouse arrow switch to the sandwatch till the window opens? Thanks.
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On Mon Nov 29 07:40:37 2004, guest wrote: Show quoted text
> first execution. Is there a chance to get a starting splash screen
On some of our slower servers, new versions of the exes I circulate take quite a while to unpack. I was just daydreaming about some kind of progressbar or even just a spinner of some kind. I see this was from a year ago, but was there ever any traction on this?
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On Mon Jan 08 15:10:07 2007, JETTERO wrote: Show quoted text
> On Mon Nov 29 07:40:37 2004, guest wrote:
> > first execution. Is there a chance to get a starting splash screen
> > On some of our slower servers, new versions of the exes I circulate take > quite a while to unpack. I was just daydreaming about some kind of > progressbar or even just a spinner of some kind.
I understand that, but since this has to be done in the C part of the code, it's unlikely to happen. I'm not much of a C hacker. Show quoted text
> I see this was from a year ago, but was there ever any traction on this?
None at all. I have been waay to busy fixing bugs. It's unlikely I'll ever implement this. That doesn't mean it's a bad idea! If somebody comes along and implements this, I'd be the first to accept a patch. I'm sorry. Steffen
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On Mon Jan 08 15:10:07 2007, JETTERO wrote: Show quoted text
> On Mon Nov 29 07:40:37 2004, guest wrote:
> > first execution. Is there a chance to get a starting splash screen
> > On some of our slower servers, new versions of the exes I circulate take > quite a while to unpack. I was just daydreaming about some kind of > progressbar or even just a spinner of some kind. > > I see this was from a year ago, but was there ever any traction on this?
Well, very recently, I implemented an experimental new unzip-module which should speed up initial extraction *a lot*. It's not on CPAN yet, but you can try it by checking out the development branch from Subversion: svn checkout http://svn.openfoundry.org/par # wait... cd par/Archive-Unzip-Burst perl Makefile.PL && make && make test && make install cd ../trunk perl Makefile.PL && make && make test && make install cd ../PAR-Packer/trunk perl Makefile.PL && make && make test && make install Then try using pp to package something big and it should default to using the new, freshly installed Archive::Unzip::Burst to extract the pp-created binary executable. Please note that this method is still extremely new and experimental. It has only been tested on linux so far. Test reports and/or fixes on other platforms are greatly appreciated! Best regards, Steffen


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