Re: Debian Installer, ia64 status update
On Thu, Oct 02, 2003 at 12:56:23PM +0100, Richard Hirst wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 28, 2003 at 10:05:20AM +0200, Matt Kraai wrote:
> > On Sat, Sep 27, 2003 at 01:12:18PM +0100, Richard Hirst wrote:
> > > I'm using the newt frontend, which looks pretty good, except for some
> > > package names running off the edge of the screen during base install.
> > > Maybe the frontend code could cut down the start of the filepath,
> > > keeping the first word of the line intact, so it looks like:
> > >
> > > Retrieving: ...ebian/pool/main/f/foobar_1.2_ia64.deb
> > >
> > > Frotend-specific, of course, because the frontend is the bit that knows
> > > how wide the window is.
> > There is code in CVS to wrap long progress bar information.
> Ugh, just seen it in action. Very ugly, IMHO, with the window jumping
> up and down the screen, changing height, and wrapping in the middle of
> the package name (which is really the only interesting bit of
> information in that text).
> I think it would look much nicer to abbreviate the line somehow (as in
> my exapmle above) rather than wrap it. Maybe we do that in the front
> end, or maybe we make debootstrap do it, working on some assumption such
> as progress text should not be longer than 70 chars.
I'd prefer the latter.