[Pharo-project] What i would like to have instead of progress bar

Igor Stasenko siguctua at gmail.com
Fri Jun 1 17:17:00 EDT 2012

On 1 June 2012 22:29, Esteban A. Maringolo <emaringolo at gmail.com> wrote:
> You're right. But let's be real, how many progress-bar related actions do you
> perform on a hourly based?
> I've been programming daily in smalltalk for the last 7+ years, and most of
> the times progress bars show up when:
> - Performing a long/deep search in the image (which I have to wait until it
> finishes)
> - Serializing a big object (+20s must be a BIG/heavy object graph)
> - Deploying (nothing else should be done before it finishes)
> - Downloading from a repository.
> And I don't do that more than once per day, if much.
> All the other progress bars are "app related" (like querying the database,
> or similar).
> I can't figure more regular use cases of progress bar usage.
> Igor have one, Chris has another. I added my two cents. :)

Yes, i am talking about tasks, which we perform on a regular basis:
- read file(s) from web/OS/whatever
- compiling  & installing new code

irregular ones (like using a render farm to render special effects for
new Holywood blockbuster)
is out of scope.

> The only one that could be sent to be background is when
> uploading/downloading from a repository, and that's because most of the
> times it is slow, even in comparison with other package management tools
> (such as apt-get, npm, etc.), which in turn mode you in while working.
> Regards!
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Best regards,
Igor Stasenko.

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