Re: Execute an external program and progress bar

On Mon, 2003-04-28 at 05:24, Gérard Milmeister wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-04-28 at 08:04, Biswapesh Chattopadhyay wrote:
> > Use g_execute_* to run the program, then create an IOChannel on the
> > output stream and add it to the main loop.
> > 
> > Alternatively, use idle timeout to select() or read() the output and
> > update the status bar accordingly.
> > 
> > You can check out anjuta's code to see how we do it (src/launcher.c)
> Thanks, I will look into this. However I think I won't use it this time.
> My little process is not worth the hassle. I probably just show an
> hourglass, this is pretty too now with XCURSOR.

If it's going to take more than a second or three, it's better to use
the progress dialog.  Hourglasses only tell you that the app _should_ be
busy, not that it actually is - i.e., you can't tell if an app is locked
up, and impatient people might just assume it is.

I think the HIG covers the do's and dont's of using progress
bars/dialogs properly, I'd heavily suggest reading it when doing any
GNOME devel work.  ^,^

> Regards
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