[merge] MVC progress bars, and indication of network traffic
andrew.bennetts at canonical.com
Wed Dec 17 09:18:25 GMT 2008
Martin Pool wrote:
> I don't think the 'dots' bar is very useful, because we don't have any
> good idea of the total amount of traffic and so you just get a screenful
> of dots. Maybe others find it so? Also, I find I rarely have an
> interactive session that can't repaint the screen.
The 'dots' bar is potentially useful for automated scripts that determine if
a process is still alive based on if it's still producing output on stdout.
That's a bit of a niche use-case, and not necessarily something we need to
support as a built-in. But it does explain why 'dots' or something like it
can be useful.
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