OpenSesame 3.1 extremely slow to start the first time, and run experiments the first time
Over the last 6 months, we (me and a few colleagues) have used OpenSesame 3.1.1 in one of our Bachelor Psychology courses. In this course, around 400 students learn to build experiments using OpenSesame. About 2/3 of the students work on our machines (Windows 7), 1/3 of the students work on their own laptops (Mac OS X, Windows 7, Windows 10).
The major issue we encounter is that in almost all of the cases, OpenSesame is extremely slow to start (both the installed and the portable version, both Mac and Windows) when opening for the first time. This can take anywhere from 1 to even 10 minutes (yes, we have timed this..). The same holds for the first time an experiment is run.
Preferably, we'd like OpenSesame to start faster. More importantly, we would like to see some feedback that OpenSesame is in fact loading the software, or loading the experiment. Our students get frustrated not knowing what happens (and click OpenSesame.exe a number of times), and we cannot easily verify that OpenSesame is in fact loading, and has not crashed (or something of the sorts).
Our courses start again in November, meaning that before the summer we will decide whether to use OpenSesame for our courses in the coming year.