[Installit-dev] Download wizard problems

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Sat Mar 18 19:03:56 CET 2006

Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
>>A small usability issue: The progress labels are updated too often,
>>which looks strange and causes too much system load (for which Pango
>>is too blame, but still...).
> Hmmm ... all I do is updating them after a block of data (2048 bytes)
> is read. I could either read larger blocks (e.g. 8192 or 16384), which
> might be bad idea because the UI would freezy on machines with a slow
> modem connection, or I could only display the item name / filename and
> remove the percent and kB progress text. 
> What do you think?

I'd use a timer to update the displayed text (probably every 200ms-500ms).

> Regards,
> Jannis


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