Bug 508666 - S-c-tools cleanup: Should display an activity bar while discovering services
S-c-tools cleanup: Should display an activity bar while discovering services
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-services (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Nils Philippsen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: 493611
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Reported: 2009-06-29 07:57 EDT by Roman Rakus
Modified: 2014-03-26 12:18 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2014-03-26 12:18:59 EDT
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Proposed patch that adds a progress bar when service status is loading. (1.79 KB, patch)
2009-07-20 07:32 EDT, Radek Novacek
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Description Roman Rakus 2009-06-29 07:57:21 EDT
Description of problem:
User is not informed what is going on when system-config-services starts. There should be some progress bar.

How reproducible: 

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Run system-config-services

Actual results:
Not sensitive application.

Expected results:
Some progress bar informing user what is going on

Additional info:
This bug report is part of "System Configuration Tools Cleanup Project". Don't
hesitate to ask project maintainers for any kind of help.
Comment 1 Nils Philippsen 2009-06-29 09:26:04 EDT
A progress bar makes only sense if the program already knows how much there is to do. At this point, system-config-services doesn't know how many services there will be (it's only in the process of discovering them), but an activity bar (where the bar would continually move from the left to the right and back until service discovery is finished) and a better description about what's going on would indeed be a good thing to have.
Comment 2 Radek Novacek 2009-07-20 07:32:16 EDT
Created attachment 354326 [details]
Proposed patch that adds a progress bar when service status is loading.

I can't force the progress bar dialog to start centered on the main window but it may be some fault in my computer configuration...
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 05:32:02 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

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Comment 6 Jaromír Končický 2014-03-26 08:33:42 EDT
In my current version (system-config-services-0.111.1-1.fc20) when I run s-c-s, the window shows up already sensitive and with all services displayed in the list. However it takes some time between executing s-c-s and showing the window.
Was it changed or it just shows up instantly for me?
Comment 7 Nils Philippsen 2014-03-26 12:18:59 EDT
Since s-c-services gets its information from systemd (which already has it readily available) instead of having to discover all services on startup, starting is much quicker. The ~1sec delay until the window appears is negligible and doesn't warrant an activity bar in my opinion.

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