Bug 54641 - RFE: Installer needs progress bar/spinner
Summary: RFE: Installer needs progress bar/spinner
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 52214
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Keywords: FutureFeature
: 55010 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-10-15 07:52 UTC by Jesper Skov
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-24 17:51:37 UTC

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Description Jesper Skov 2001-10-15 07:52:20 UTC
When installing/upgrading, some of the processes (analyzing the current
installed RPMs, dependencies, etc) take a very long time,
even on fast boxes. 

The problem is not that it takes a lot of time, but that it's impossible
to tell if the thing is actually doing anything or has crashed. It would
be nice with a progress bar (if the extend/progress of the jobs are known)
or at least a (pointer) spinner of some sort that's associated with
progress made (i.e., don't just add a interrupt driven spinner that
keeps spinning even if the process has tanked).


Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-10-15 19:49:54 UTC
Changing this bug report into an RFE (Request For Enhancement).

Comment 2 Brent Fox 2001-10-17 20:36:37 UTC
I think we tried this in the past and found that the progress bar actually
causes the process to take even longer because of all the interrupts involved. 
Perhaps we could do a spinner or change the mouse pointer to an hourglass of
some type.

Comment 3 Brent Fox 2001-10-24 17:51:33 UTC
*** Bug 55010 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2002-01-15 20:29:42 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 52214 ***

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