ubuntu, griping 

Look, I know better than most that progress indicators are hard, but it's...well I guess I'm upgrading from 20.04 so it's 2020. Why doesn't `do-release-upgrade` at least give me a 52/1000 for each stage of the process?

These packages aren't even in any discernable order, so I have no clue if there are 10 packages left to configure or 10000!

ubuntu, griping 

@cincodenada wait why do you know that better than most!

Follow

ubuntu, griping 

@relsqui Ha! Well, the thing that was most on my mind there was that one of my very first real coding-adjacent projects was taking over the installer for NASA WorldWind and I then used NSIS to build installers for other projects, and I always tried to make the progress bar possible, and it was always a losing battle. A good early lesson in things being not as simple as they seem!

And then generally in the years since I've built enough things with various progress indicators, and seen many progress indicators I've used failing in many ways, and have built up an instinctual aversion to "just add a progress bar!" because it's a much more tricky problem than most people realize 馃槃

Web 0 0 2
Sign in to participate in the conversation
Cybrespace

锝冿綑锝傦綊锝咃綋锝愶絹锝冿絽: the social hub of the information superhighway jack in to the mastodon fediverse today and surf the dataflow through our cybrepunk, slightly glitchy web portal support us on patreon or liberapay!