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Re: Suggestion: progress indicators on pop-ups

From: Arthur Schwarz <aschwarz1309_at_att.net>
Date: Sat, 4 Dec 2010 08:56:33 -0800 (PST)

(Chuckle) Thanks. Just what I needed for a cold day before breakfast. What a
great answer. Is WC Water Closet?


From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
To: users_at_tortoisesvn.tigris.org
Sent: Sat, December 4, 2010 1:23:34 AM
Subject: Re: Suggestion: progress indicators on pop-ups

On 4 December 2010 00:16, Arthur Schwarz <aschwarz1309_at_att.net> wrote:
> 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?

Nice try, but how would you know whether resource utilisation means it
is working or stuck in a loop? And how would you estimate percent
complet? All we would be doing is giving an indication that something
is happening, which in practice doesn't tell you anything. The only
time resource usage will stop is your WC is on a network share and the
network stops responding.

If Subversion were to provide a callback to indicate how many items it
has processed, or something similar, *then* we could show something
meaningful. But you would have to ask for that on the Subversion users

> 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.


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