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Bug 77672 - "Reading project" progress task confusing
"Reading project" progress task confusing
Product: contrib
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Jackpot
PC Linux
: P3 (vote)
Assigned To: _ tball
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-06-10 00:30 UTC by Jesse Glick
Modified: 2010-04-27 18:41 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: DEFECT


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Description Jesse Glick 2006-06-10 00:30:37 UTC
When you start a Jackpot query, you get a progress task "Reading project..." in
the status bar with progress percentage. OK but when you click on it to look at
it, you see *two* tasks:

1. "Reading project..." with no detail information and an indeterminate bar.

2. "Reading project..." with "detail" info always "Locating Java files..."
(useless) and a determinate progress bar.

I would expect to see a single task, preferably with a determinate (%) progress
bar, with meaningful progress messages such as "Locating Java files in project
X" or "Parsing package org.netbeans.modules.x".
Comment 1 _ tball 2006-06-10 01:03:22 UTC
Yes, I agree.  Having two tasks is a bug (probably neglecting to close the first
monitor after the first task completes).  The locating java files message is
harder to let go of, as once I have a specific file count from all the projects
(which involves searching all the source directory trees) I can provide a very
accurate determine progress bar.  

Perhaps it would be better to have a courser scale, however, something like:
locating files, parsing, symbols, types, query1 [query2, etc.], commit.  For
large projects, though, there wouldn't be any movement during these phases.  I
talk with our UI designer about our options.
Comment 2 Jesse Glick 2010-04-27 18:41:15 UTC
The old Jackpot module is no longer maintained. There is a rewrite in progress at:

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