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Re: [PROPOSAL 2]: Medium-term roadmap: 1.3, 1.4, 1.5.

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-05-02 22:09:49 CEST

steveking <steveking@gmx.ch> writes:
> Sorry to comment on this so late. I hope it's not *too* late yet.
>
> Since neon 0.25 is now out and most likely will be included in 1.3 I'd
> like to add another feature I've been waiting for for a long time now:
> progress information *during* longer operations.
>
> Now that Subversion has locking, that will attract even more users,
> and those users will have many binary files. And binary files can be
> very big. So, it's really a bad user impression if they e.g. 'svn cat'
> a binary file, but can't even see that something is going on until the
> operation is finished. Users are used to see progress information from
> webbrowsers (and that's something everyone is familliar with).
> I guess you would complain too if your webbrowser wouldn't show you
> information about a file you're downloading (like 20kB/s, 45%
> complete).
>
> See http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=901
>
> I think every GUI client out there will profit from that.

Does Neon 0.25 make this easier? I haven't studied it in detail yet;
all I know is that it will allow us to fix our interruptability
problem (in other words, ^C will finally work at any point!). In my
mind, that's more important than progress reporting, although progress
reporting is also important.

-Karl

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