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Re: RFE: Progress measurement during checkout

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-10-27 19:36:37 CEST

Thomas Harold wrote:
> Stefan Küng wrote:
>> Username wrote:
>>> I don't know if it is feasible, but it would be nice if the
>>> TortoiseSVN checkout had some sort of progress
>>> feedback, such as "17KB of 14.6MB downloaded", or
>>> "182 of 17,243 files downloaded", or both. Plus it
>>> would be great if it estimated how much longer the
>>> checkout will take; as a user, I'd love to know
>>> whether I'm looking at "4 minutes remaining" or
>>> "39 hours remaining".
>> We all would like that. Unfortunately, the Subversion library doesn't
>> provide such information, so there's no way for a Subversion client to
>> show that - we can't show what's not there.
> What about the flip side when you're doing an add or commit? (Thinking
> about the add window where you confirm that you want to add things to
> the commit queue, or the commit queue window prior to starting the commit.)
> Currently the TSVN window shows the file count prior to the action and
> it would be nice to see the overall size of the files included in the
> list. I'm not really interested in "how many bytes will be transmitted"
> which is very complex to calculate, but more of a cross check where the
> user sees that they're about to try a 3GB commit action.

This would partly work for commits and adds. I'm saying partly here
because if you e.g. rename a folder, 'svn st -v' won't show you the
files inside the added folder but they're still added. So just counting
those entries won't work reliably.

But please, ask for this feature on the subversion mailing list. I don't
know how many times I've already told this here: I can't do anything
about this! It must be implemented in the Subversion library. So stop
complaining here but complain on the Subversion mailing list. I already
did that several times, but if I'm the only one, nobody there is
pressured to actually do something about this.


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