Could a loader progress window be created when starting Gramps?
A number of the negative Reviews on Gensoft trace back to attempting to double-launch Gramps.
With all of the Python modules being loaded (including Gramplets), the delay between double-clicking the application and the icon appearing is long. (29 seconds on my Windows10 box and another 15 seconds registering the plug-ins.)
New users often think the application failed to launch and double-click again… and again.
Some sort of fast appearing tiny progress dialog would alleviate that particular confusion.
Gramps for Windows Review by David Warren, Aug 30, 2017
Gramps totally ceases up mys win 10 system to the point that a ’system ‘crash’ and cold boot is necessary to resume operations.
When I try to open the program it says it is already running, although it does not appear so on either the screen or tray and the base of the screen.
Gramps for Windows Review by J, Jan 11, 2017
I am very frustrated. I don’t know whether this is just awful software; nobody has tried it on Windows 10 or I am doing something dumb. I have uninstalled it about 10 times. My computer says it is successful uninstalled. I restart. I download again. I select the option for the program to be used by anyone using my computer.
When I reinstall, I get an error message saying “Gramps is already running.” If so, I can’t see it and it should not be running. Then I see all the old trees I can’t open—that’s why I reinstalled! I try to import a GEDCOM. (I’ve also downloaded that about 10 times from a different site.) It says it’s locked by me, even though I selected the option for anyone using my computer to be able to use the program. It says to use the “force unlock” option. I can’t find such an option. The links on the dashboard to the Gramps site do not work at all. If I go to the site and use the wiki, half the links are to things different from what is indicated. I can’t find the force unlock option anywhere.
Biggest Pro: It’s free
Biggest Con: It doesn’t work; the manual is useless; the links in the dashboard don’t work, etc.