Bootloader delay

Hi There!

I have moved my project to standalone board of Atmega 8. During this process, I had to load boot loader on the atmega 8. Everything works as expected except the 10 seconds delay at start up when powered on. Is there a way to minimize this delay? I don’t need in system programming option. While googleing I have found opti boot may fix this issue, is that an option?

Thanks in advance,

Use the Optiboot bootloader or skip the bootloader alltogether to get rid of that delay.