Since Sametime 7.5 is built upon the Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) you can hack it as such. In Eclipse RCP programs the slash screen is a configurable component which led me to believe it could be removed. And I was right. The below guidelines are for Windows but should be applicable to other platforms as well.
To not display the slash screen at startup do as follows:
- Open your Windows Explorer and navigate to your Sametime 7.5 installation directory (C:Program FilesIBMSametime 7.5)
- Open the “configuration” directory
- Open the config.ini file in your favorite editor
- Remove the second line of the file (the one starting with “osgi.splashPath”) or comment it out by inserting a #-character at the start of the line
- Save and close the file
When restarting Sametime the slash screen should be gone.
Happy days! Please note that this approach probably isn’t supported but hey – shouldn’t it be a configurable option in the first place? 😉