Bug 491148 - Don't freeze the interface when doing potential slow steps
Don't freeze the interface when doing potential slow steps
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Cantrell
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-03-19 11:45 EDT by Vinagre
Modified: 2009-03-23 16:11 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-03-23 16:11:57 EDT
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Description Vinagre 2009-03-19 11:45:56 EDT
When installing fedora from a CD there shouldn't be a problem in the time it needs to retrieve repo metadata files, but when the repo is not in a cd but online, in a http server it can be slow.
I notice when installing fedora, there is a freeze while repo metadata files are being downloaded from the internet, perhaps the freeze could be replaced by a message saying what is doing and how much time will take.
Comment 1 David Cantrell 2009-03-23 16:11:57 EDT
The progress dialog boxes take the focus when they are running.  The experience you are describing is deliberate.  While repo metadata is being downloaded, we do not want you to do anything else in the installer (in fact, there's not much more to do except select packages, which is what the repodata is needed for).

While it may seem unfriendly, it does ensure that the install steps are followed in order by the user.

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