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Re: [equinox-dev] [launcher] Showsplash


In the case of the splash screen, it is a simple line in the eclipse.ini file which indicates the splash bitmap to use.
The difference between an english and a german splash screen could be as simple as
-showsplash
org.foo.branding/en/splash.bmp

-showsplash
org.foo.branding/de/splash.bmp

I expect that since the launcher fragments can contribute --launcher.library lines to the .ini file, it should be possible for branding IUs to contribute -showsplash.  Though I'm not sure if a single IU can contribute different arguments depending on a platform/nl filter, it might require branding fragments?

-Andrew


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I am using a freeware tool (http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/) to
modify our win32 NL for smartup so that is possible to change (branding)
the splash screen and string resources without the need of recompiling
our NL.
However, this is not done at install time, although it might be
possible, because this tool can run in command line mode.
Just another thought.

Jeff McAffer wrote:
> alternatively is it possible to have the installer configure the
> launcher with the right splash?  of course that assumes that the NL is
> fixed from install time.  Just a thought
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> Jeff
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> Andrew Niefer wrote:
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>> James,
>> The native code that is showing the early splash screen does not have
>> support to change the bitmap that is being shown.  This means that
>> you need to wait until swt is available before it can be refreshed.  
>> With SWT I believe changing the image is just setting the
>> BackgroundImage on the shell.  The simplest way of contributing SWT
>> to the splash screen is to use the workbench
>> org.eclipse.ui.splashHandlers extension point and extend the
>> EclipseSplashHandler class.
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>> The only problem is that the code that handles the osgi.splashPath
>> and searches for NL variants (Main.getSplashLocation &
>> Main.searchForSplash) is not available available outside of Main.  
>> You will probably have to do that search yourself.
>>
>> -Andrew
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>> By using the -showsplash I can get an early splash screen. However
>> when not using this mechanism we were able to set osgi.splashPath
>> with a comma separated list of URLs. We still need the splash
>> selection based on nl that we got when using osgi.splashPath. How can
>> we get the splashpath bmp refreshed after early startup? The default
>> behavior seems to be to continue using the early splash
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