On Mon, Apr 16, 2001 at 02:21:05PM -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I won't make any guesses about how long something should take, and
> especially not how long it will take, but I do feel that if it is
> possible to estimate (perhaps by simply using timestamps as mile
> markers) the percentage of the job that's been completed, a "status
> bar"-ish thing, or at least some way of saying not just, "Hi, I'm
> still working on your conversion," but, "Hi, I've been working on your
> conversion for XX minutes, am still working on it, and expect to still
> be doing so for YY minutes. Thanks for your patience."
> That would be a Desirable Thing.
I vehemently agree :-)
The initial scan of the repository, collecting the hashed data doesn't have
a known endpoint, unless we do a really fast first run which simply totals
the number of files. Once we have completed the scan and have a big log file
with the hashed data, then we can do progress meters.
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:28 2006