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Re: Suggestion: progress indicators on pop-ups

From: Arthur Schwarz <aschwarz1309_at_att.net>
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2010 16:16:46 -0800 (PST)

Well, maybe. If svn is doing something then it consumes system resources, such
as CPU cycles. Would it possible to periodically determine if any resources have
been used and (perhaps) after several iterations were there is no resource
usage, stop a progress indication?

Now, let's get something straight. This development is great. Time, thought, and
unlike me, effort has been spent to make it the way it is. I have no complaint
with or without my (wonderful) suggestion. None. I like what I see and will not
argue about it. But, you did say that there is no way to indicate progress
except by direct use of a Subversion provided API, and I somehow think that with
caveats and conditions and the elusive search for perfection, that statement may
not be accurate. But, on the other hand, I can well see you (collectively)
saying the effort isn't worth the result, or that the uncertainty in resolution
may lead a user to erroneously cancel the operation before completion. Both
these objections are fine.


From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
To: users_at_tortoisesvn.tigris.org
Sent: Fri, December 3, 2010 2:30:05 PM
Subject: Re: Suggestion: progress indicators on pop-ups

On 3 December 2010 18:00, Arthur Schwarz <aschwarz1309_at_att.net> wrote:
> As a suggestion, all pop-ups indicating status of a long-lived operation
> should have progress/I Am Alive indications. As an example, I am currently
> trying to TSVN->CleanUp a 8GB working directory. My 'Cleaning up' pop-up has
> been active for over 10 minutes. My question is, is the software in a loop
> or it stopped for some reason. A progress indication or an I Am Alive
> indication would be helpful in saying (to myself) that the software is
> operational, doing its job, but that the things to do take a long time.
> Just a suggestion for your next iteration. It'd be nice. It's not required.

The cleanup operation takes place within the subversion library, so
unless they provide a callback to indicate progress theres nothing we
can do except wait for the call to complete.


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