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Bug ID: JDK-6769840 Replace orange "Java logo" animation
JDK-6769840 : Replace orange "Java logo" animation

Details
Type:
Enhancement
Submit Date:
2008-11-11
Status:
Closed
Updated Date:
2010-09-08
Project Name:
JDK
Resolved Date:
2009-01-21
Component:
deploy
OS:
generic,windows
Sub-Component:
plugin
CPU:
generic
Priority:
P3
Resolution:
Fixed
Affected Versions:
6u10,6u14
Fixed Versions:
6u12 (b02)

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Description
The default orange "Java logo" animation displayed while loading applets is a recurring topic on the Java forums, where developers consistently want something less intrusive and point out that competing technologies do not have a built-in splash screen. A recent mention of this (though not the only one) can be found at http://forums.java.net/jive/thread.jspa?threadID=52873 . It is pointed out on this thread that the Java coffee cup used as a placeholder when an applet has been dragged out of the browser is much more appealing.

Based on this feedback, we should seriously consider replacing the orange Java logo animation. One suggestion would be to use the same placeholder Java logo as in the dragged-out applet case, but with the curves for the steam animating back and forth, and a diminutive progress bar underneath. It could fade away in the same way as the current one to point to java.com if desired.

We should take this customer feedback to heart and implement a visual improvement in this area in the near future.

                                    

Comments
EVALUATION

Based on customer feedback, replaced the orange "Java logo" animation
with a vector graphic "spinner" animation based on the new JavaFX
applet branding scheme. The new animation obeys the boxbgcolor and
boxfgcolor applet parameters for better integration with the
surrounding web page.

The minimal set of code changes were made. Only the orange logo
animation has been swapped out, by introducing an abstract base class
and copying the necessary code into the new subclass. Support for
replacing the animation altogether with an animated GIF is unchanged.
                                     
2008-11-19



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