|The splash screen used for both the Eclipse SDK and Eclipse Platform Runtime is located in the bundle org.eclipse.platform (see in Git repository ).
|It is a single file called splash.bmp (a 452x302 bitmap). The same directory in the source tree contains some PhotoShop source files that can be used to update the splash.
|Typically each year the splash needs updating with the current year in the copyright statement, and the name of the Simultaneous Release.
|In the same org.eclipse.platform bundle, the plugin.xml file contains properties specifying the font color and position of progress messages
|that are overlayed on the splash screen during startup. These properties might need changing if there are significant changes to the splash screen layout.
|See properties startupForegroundColor, startupMessageRect, and startupProgressRect
|Note: If your image program offers a choice, such as GIMP 2.8.10 does, it is important to save the the bmp WITHOUT color space information saved or,
|else, the splash screen will not be displayed on Windows .... apparently a silent failure to read a "modern" BMP file (watch bug 439573).
|Also, The bitmap should be saved in 24 bit format (8R, 8G, 8B) for else "funny colors" (such as red instead of blue, or green instead of blue)
|will sometimes appear if the 32 bit format is used, with 8 bits of "transparency".