Bug 98774 - Splash screen does not show up under Mac OS X after first launch in desktop session.
Summary: Splash screen does not show up under Mac OS X after first launch in desktop s...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
unspecified
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Mac OS X (All)
: medium normal
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: 98775 103577 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Splash-Screen
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Reported: 2016-03-19 18:21 UTC by Emilio Rezzonico
Modified: 2019-11-12 15:58 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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export SAL_LOG=+INFO,+WARN (178.56 KB, application/zip)
2016-11-03 12:47 UTC, Telesto
Details
LLDB Backtrace (361.67 KB, text/plain)
2017-03-21 20:34 UTC, Telesto
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Description Emilio Rezzonico 2016-03-19 18:21:44 UTC
The splash screen does not show up under Mac OS X.
Comment 1 Adolfo Jayme 2016-03-19 21:59:48 UTC
*** Bug 98775 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 steve -_- 2016-03-20 10:07:22 UTC
COnfirmed w MAS version.
Comment 3 Adolfo Jayme 2016-03-22 04:38:00 UTC
@Steve, Emilio: is this issue exclusive of the App Store version, then? If so, we should probably add András to CC ;-)
Comment 4 steve -_- 2016-03-22 14:04:30 UTC
Version: 5.2.0.0.alpha0+
Build ID: 1d5767c6e464b914812867aac5c3ccd0745dd1ea
CPU Threads: 8; OS Version: Mac OS X 10.11.4; UI Render: default; 
TinderBox: MacOSX-x86_64@49-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2016-03-20_00:02:23
Locale: de-DE (de.UTF-8)

does not show a splash screen.

I never bothered to file a bug since in the days of SSD harddrives (and apple does not sell any machine without such a drive) the loading times are so small that showing a splash adds more distraction and irritation than it does anything useful to the user.

So not a MAS exclusive problem.
Comment 5 Emilio Rezzonico 2016-03-22 14:15:06 UTC
Okay, this is pretty interesting. Loading LO takes on my 2014 Mac Book Air 1,4 GHz Intel Core i5 with SSD aprox 5 seconds. Because of the SSD you can't analyse, if the computer loads something because Mac OS X doesn't provide any indication. I think a splashscreen would be useful.
Comment 6 Emilio Rezzonico 2016-03-22 14:19:30 UTC
oh I can confirm that this is not an excusive problem with the AppStore-Version. It can be reproduced with this version:

Version: 5.1.1.3
Build-ID: 89f508ef3ecebd2cfb8e1def0f0ba9a803b88a6d
CPU-Threats: 4; BS-Version: Mac OS X 10.11.3
Comment 7 steve -_- 2016-03-22 14:43:03 UTC
Emilio: I disagree on this:

" Loading LO takes on my 2014 Mac Book Air 1,4 GHz Intel Core i5 with SSD aprox 5 seconds. Because of the SSD you can't analyse, if the computer loads something because Mac OS X doesn't provide any indication."

Well, the expected thing is, LO will load. Are you seeing cases where LO is not starting after you clicked the dock icon, or started LO from Spotlight?
Comment 8 Emilio Rezzonico 2016-03-22 17:46:03 UTC
Well, i'm thinking about users who haven't very much expert knowledge in handling software. Like my grandma ;) she would click the icon in the Lauchpad (LO not preloaded on RAM). A splash screen would prevent her from trying to launch LO again and again until the first window appears. So a splash screen could be a benefit in Luser-software-experience.
Comment 9 steve -_- 2016-10-31 18:22:54 UTC
*** Bug 103577 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 10 Telesto 2016-11-03 12:47:47 UTC
Created attachment 128466 [details]
export SAL_LOG=+INFO,+WARN

Debug information of LO Version: 5.3.0.0.alpha0+ (with missing splash screen without pre-existing user profile)
Build ID: a9afa89e953f0f32acf26b143717e7d067cbc75a
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Mac OS X 10.12.1; UI Render: default; 
TinderBox: MacOSX-x86_64@49-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2016-10-13_05:13:57
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 11 Telesto 2016-11-03 12:57:32 UTC
The cause isn't a regression in LO as far I can tell, but a change in MacOS introduced by El Capitan.
Comment 12 Telesto 2017-03-21 20:34:45 UTC
Created attachment 132061 [details]
LLDB Backtrace

Version: 5.4.0.0.alpha0+ (symbol only build)
Build ID: e7391ca132a9964dc9d870039a104abec044d357
CPU threads: 4; OS: Mac OS X 10.12.4; UI render: default; 
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 13 QA Administrators 2018-06-17 02:43:51 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 14 Julien Nabet 2019-10-18 08:20:00 UTC
Any update with a recent LO version (6.2.8 or brand new 6.3.2)?
Comment 15 Alex Thurgood 2019-11-12 15:58:18 UTC
I can only reproduce this on subsequent launches of

macOS Mojave 10.14.6 with :

LO Vanilla 6262
LO 6312
LO 6282

In other words, the first time in any window session that I launch LO of any particular version, I get a splashscreen. If I close that instance of LO, remove it from the Dock and restart, I no longer get a splashscreen.