brz 0.8.2 - Disable progress bar and enable it only on -v option

Jari Aalto+mail.emacs jari.aalto at
Wed Jun 14 11:03:28 BST 2006

* Wed 2006-06-14 Stefan Reichör <stefan AT>
* Message-Id: m0irn49now.fsf AT
> jari.aalto at (Jari Aalto+usenet) writes:
>> Hi,
>> I'd like to propose that the new progress bar added would be disabled
>> by default. 
>> 1. Through remote modem connection the extra characters displayed in
>>    rapid succession for many files drains up the bandwidth.
>> 2. In local machine the screen flickers constantly on adds.
>>    The operations are so fast, so the value of progress bar
>>    go unnoticed (the flickering is a bit disturbing).
>> It's good that most of the commands do not return no output at
>> all in default state, which is good for slow connections.
> I have also noticed the flickering when using the command line
> client.
> A related problem is, that committing via DVC.el shows the progress
> bar as garbage in the bzr output buffer.
> So it would be really nice to have a way to switch that progress bar
> off.
> The following ideas could be implemented:
> * a --no-progressbar command line switch
> * a --show-progressbar command line switch
> * a setting in a configuration file (not sure which one and how many
>   aspects should be configurable)

Bette is concept: "be conservative". Options should be turned on to
increase things, so I vote:


This should also be possible to set in bzr configuration file.


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