Author terry.reedy
Recipients Ramchandra Apte, brian.curtin, netrick, terry.reedy, tim.golden
Date 2013-08-09.17:46:15
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This tracker is for patching CPython, not Windows or 3rd-party C libraries. Ramchandra is right, Python does not display windows. In the cases you mention, this is done by 3-rd party cross-platform graphics libraries interacting with Windows' native graphics system. The fact that you have noticed the slow first launch with all 3 suggests that the problem is generic to Windows and how it initializes dlls that connect to Windows graphics system.

I have the impression that this phenomenon is limited neither to Python nor to gui apps. One 'remedy' used by some apps is to load a 'quickstart' background process as part of startup. But that makes the boot or login process longer.

In the absence of evidence that there is anything specifically wrong and fixable in CPython, I am closing this.

Tim or Brian, if either of you think me mistaken, please re-open.
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