alfs Requirements [Was blank]

George Boudreau georgeb at
Mon Oct 27 16:27:25 PDT 2008

Matthew Burgess wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Oct 2008 15:52:28 -0400, George Boudreau <georgeb at> wrote:
>> One weak point in jhalfs is the progress bar. It is only a fancy
>> timer and does not display the percent completion.  True progress would
>> be based  on SBU calcs for each package. This idea ranked at 99 on the
>> todo list and eventually became covered in dust. There may yet be
>> interest in such a mod. (nudge,nudge)
> I'd be interested, in a hopefully simple 'feature', of being able to disable the progress bar entirely through the config screens.  It's been a while since I did some tests, but disabling it certainly seemed to speed things up a fair bit for me and IIRC several other people confirmed.  See the thread at which has some interesting discussion on the subject including a suggestion by a certain Mr Huntwork that mirrors my own!

   Ask and yea shall receive.

> Regards,
> Matt.

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