Bug 479509 - kpackagekit progress bar is hard to understand
kpackagekit progress bar is hard to understand
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kpackagekit (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Steven M. Parrish
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-01-10 05:14 EST by Mary Ellen Foster
Modified: 2009-02-04 12:22 EST (History)
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Description Mary Ellen Foster 2009-01-10 05:14:31 EST
Description of problem:
kpackagekit uses a single progress bar to indicate both download and install progress, and it also seems to indicate download progress by number of packages, not by package size. This makes it a bit difficult to work out what it's doing sometimes -- for example, I didn't initially realise that "40%" really means "download done", and it can often "stick" for a while at 39% if the last package to download is big. I have a couple of suggestions:

- Use a separate progress bar for downloading and installing -- so let it get to 100% downloaded and then start again (with clear UI indication) for the install
- (May be harder) make the downloading progress bar indicate download *size*, not number of packages. (I don't think this is already the case)

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Comment 1 Steven M. Parrish 2009-01-10 08:25:16 EST
I went on and reported this upstream for you.  A new release is forthcoming, with many fixes and changes.  Watch this space for updates.

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