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Beast has had a splash screen since 27th July 2002.
There is a usability issue here, though. If I work on project "foo.bse" and close beast, I most likely want to continue working on "foo.bse" the next time I start beast. With current gtk-beast this looks like:
beast starts with empty project
use file dialog to navigate to wherever "foo.bse" is stored
close the empty project window
If beast were to list recent projects during startup on such a "landing page" (which is not a splash screen) it would be easier to continue working on the last project. We also don't have File -> Open Recent.
So I suggest eventually implementing this in ebeast.