Bug 19008 - Stroboscopic RDF download transients
Summary: Stroboscopic RDF download transients
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnorpm   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact: Dale Lovelace
Keywords: FutureFeature
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-10-13 00:04 UTC by rh-devel
Modified: 2007-03-27 03:36 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-12-12 20:41:28 UTC
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Description rh-devel 2000-10-13 00:04:08 UTC
In gnorpm 0.95.1, requesting Operations|Preferences downloads a bunch of
rpmfind RDFs from redhat.  The problem: for each one of these, a new
transient is opened.  If the wm is configured for either under-pointer or
interactive placement (or any placement modes falling back to these modes,
e.g. those of sawfish), the UI becomes largely unusable for as long as the
download takes (about 30s, on a 56k modem) -- plus incurring a lot of
click-and-wait in the interactive-placement case.  In general, stroboscopic
behavior is problematic when not well-contained.

Suggested fix: spawn one transient, give two progressbars (total and

It'd be nice to download by default only the files for the current
architecture, but that's a lesser issue.

Comment 1 Alan Cox 2000-10-14 17:33:15 UTC
Yep. Im aware of this issue. Its on the 1.0 fix list.

Comment 2 Alan Cox 2000-12-12 20:41:25 UTC
Fixed in gnome cvs

Comment 3 Elliot Lee 2001-01-30 17:38:58 UTC
Reported as fixed.

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