[Pharo-dev] Baseline/Configuration loading bars

Stephane Ducasse stepharo.self at gmail.com
Tue Oct 31 16:50:04 EDT 2017


On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 9:42 PM, Jan Blizničenko <bliznjan at fit.cvut.cz> wrote:
> Hello
> I have never paid any attention to following thing, but now I use Pharo to
> teach students object oriented programming and there is one thing that I
> realized how very bad is from user experience perspective: When I am loading
> package with lots of dependencies, like Moose or Seaside, it may take
> multiple minutes (especially on Windows) and those loading bars are there
> half of a time, but half of a time there is nothing, just nothing - it looks
> like finished, but it is in fact still loading and everything is therefore
> sluggish. If I was not sure it is in actually still loading just fine, I
> would try to kill the process and try again. Example which causes such
> loading without much of UI is this one:
> Gofer it
>     smalltalkhubUser: 'zeroflag' project: 'Teapot';
>     configuration;
>     loadStable.
> Metacello new
>     repository:
> 'http://www.smalltalkhub.com/mc/Seaside/MetacelloConfigurations/main';
>     configuration: 'Seaside3';
>     version: #'release3.2';
>     load: #('OneClick').
> It would be nice to have some loading bar or something like "loading
> packages, please wait..." there at all times until baseline/configuration
> loading is completely done... also some confirming message like
> "ConfigurationOfSeaside3 loaded successfully" would be nice
> --
> Sent from: http://forum.world.st/Pharo-Smalltalk-Developers-f1294837.html

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