RFC: Loading animation for applets

Mark Wielaard mark at klomp.org
Wed May 27 13:08:23 PDT 2009

On Wed, 2009-05-27 at 11:42 -0400, Omair Majid wrote:
> The attached patch adds an applet loading animation for IcedTeaPlugin to 
> icedtea6.
> The patch adds binary files (images). A mercurial bundle is available 
> from http://icedtea.classpath.org/~omajid/applet-loading-animation.hg. 
> (Use hg unbundle to apply it.)
> The main change is adding an animator class to NetxPanel. This 
> PluginAppetLoadingAnimator shows the animation in the panel until the 
> applet has initialized.
> [...]
>      * plugin/icedtea/sun/applet/resources/icedtea-background-*.jpeg:
>      Frames for the loading animation.

Very cute, but 60 frames, 55K each, adding 3MB...
Could that be reduced a bit please.



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