How do I specify a custom loading screen?
According to the notes on bug #6624980, there should now be a mechanism to specify a custom screen/image when the JVM starts in the browser that replaces the traditional orange animation. Could someone show an example of how to implement this?
Also, whilst I accept this is a good innovation, it doesn't solve the problem in bug #6633005 where I requested a screen to be displayed *before* the JVM loads even though the notes suggest it is good enough for now. Well I have to disagree. On my Windows Server 2003 machine it takes up to 20 seconds *before* the orange animation even appears. During this time there is no animation of the cursor, no text in the status bar and no response from the browser. In other words there is absolutely no indication to the user that anything productive is actually happening and one would be forgiven for thinking that the browser had frozen.
Surely it can't be that difficult to display something during this time even if it's just to say "Loading Java..." in the status bar?
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