Ey guys, how are you? I`m developing an application in Ruby, using
FXRuby as framework. The fact is that the app take 18 seconds to show
the GUI when it start to run, so it's too much time to wait for the user
without see any sign who can tell him: "yes...the application is
loading, wait for a while 'till the GUI appear", so I decided to use a
feature of FXRuby who is supposed to show any kind of image in the
screen while the GUI is loading. Now here is the real trouble: This
Image take 15 seconds to show up and 3 seconds more from that point the
GUI is showed up, so I still have 15 seconds without nothing in the
screen....nothing that can tell the user that the application is
loading. There's no way to accelerate this process, trust me, I did many
test: the simplest application will take 15 seconds to initialize, a
simple window or image or wathever will take 15 seconds at least.
 I was wondering if using 'ffi' gem can call some windows .dll(Yes, I'm
developing in Windows XP for Windows XP) function, meaby some function
of the gdi32.dll or user32.dll which can allow me to pop up a .png image
on top of the screen until the GUI application is ready to be show. If
anybody know of a function who can do that or any other way to do that
let me know please, I'll realy appreciate your help, thanks.

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