it seems that Spark 1.1 needs much longer than 1.0.4 to display the “Login Screen”. Actually 1.0.4 did not insert an icon to the system tray before login while 1.1.0 does this even before displaying the “Login Screen”.
After login it also takes ages to load everything, the buddies are displayed very soon as all offline, … after some seconds the users who are online are displayed as online.
The Menu is incomplete and takes even longer to be fully available (especially Spark, Plugins takes very very long).
It seems that Spark’‘s internal workflow’‘s were completely redesigned without testing on normal PC’‘s. I can’'t afford a 3 GHz dual-core CPU
Am I the only one to complain?