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Feature #6842

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Package Manager progress bar should indicate overall progress

Added by Christian Ullrich over 5 years ago. Updated almost 3 years ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
Package System
Target version:
-
Start date:
10/07/2016
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Description

When installing a package with dependencies, and particularly when upgrading the base system made up of dozens of packages, the progress bar appears to dance around wildly. This is because it indicates the progress of whatever individual operation is going on at the time (package download, installation, etc.), and the smoothing keeps it from doing even that usefully.

Instead, it should show the overall progress of the running operation, so when it reaches the end, the user has assurance that the installation is complete.

Actions #1

Updated by Anonymous over 5 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature

To provide an "overall" progress would require that we know the exact size of everything that has to be downloaded ahead of time, and that is very far from simple. Doing a dry-run first to estimate the sizes would pretty much double the time taken to update so it does not seem reasonable. For now it's going to have to dance :)

Actions #2

Updated by Anonymous over 5 years ago

  • Priority changed from Normal to Low
Actions #3

Updated by Sean McBride about 5 years ago

I upgraded to the new 2.3.3 today and saw this same "dancing". Was going to file a bug, but I'll just +1 this one. :)

Actions #4

Updated by Jim Pingle almost 3 years ago

  • Category changed from Web Interface to Package System
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