Bug 18847 - UI should not block while downloading updates
UI should not block while downloading updates
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
7.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
Jay Turner
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: 24335 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2000-10-10 16:31 EDT by rh-devel
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:42 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-19 20:33:11 EST
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Description rh-devel 2000-10-10 16:31:18 EDT
Granted it's nontrivial to implement, but when up2date is obtaining an
updated package list, the UI is blocked.  Without some external indication
of network activity (modem lights or something), the behavior is externally
indistinguishable from an app hang for as long as it takes to download the
package list.  Over a modem, that's 15-30sec, too long for a UI to stick.
Obviously a percentage-complete download progress indicator would be ideal,
but just a back-and-forth progress ticker thing would do, esp. if the
operation is made abortable from the UI, and could be done readily by
forking a download process.
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2001-02-19 20:33:07 EST
Assigned QA to jturner
Comment 2 Preston Brown 2001-02-26 18:39:55 EST
this has improved dramatically in rawhide versions of up2date.  A new stable
release with these changes will be forthcoming.
Comment 3 Preston Brown 2001-02-26 18:49:57 EST
*** Bug 24335 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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