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RE: Re: Some comments on 1.3

From: Mark Phippard <markp_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2005-10-28 14:43:51 CEST

"Flanakin Michael C Ctr HQ OSSG/OMR" <Michael.Flanakin.Ctr@Gunter.Af.Mil>
wrote on 10/28/2005 08:14:32 AM:

> I agree. Having the speed of the transfer is less than useful. It's
honestly
> something that can simply be portrayed as a number for those interested.
In my
> experience, only techies even care about it. More people would want to
see the
> number of bytes transferred out of the total. That would actually give
them a
> "progress" status.
>
> Personally, I like the way WinRAR works. There are two progress bars.
The
> first is a file progress, the second is an overall progress. I find that

> useful for large files in large packages (or repositories, in this
case). That
> way, you can see the status of the file even if it doesn't make up a big

> majority of the overall commit. I can't tell you how many times I've
wondered
> if it's died on me for large file commits.

Stefan can correct me if I am wrong, but I believe the reason he does not
use a progress bar is that the API does not know how much data it is going
to receive. So all you can really provide is a counter of what you have
received.

Mark

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