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Re: Install Updates - Yad version
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2017, 05:50:08 AM »
 

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I did the same as DenW yesterday (I used the first block of code but with my window slider setting moved back to the left to check for window centering). Windows were now centered during the update process! Yay!

However, I still got the moving blue bar. So that part sounds different to what DenW was seeing. I'm not sure why it was different for each of us.

I did this before Jerry posted the new block of code, so I'm not sure if the timing had an effect (did we maybe get different versions of the old code, DenW?) That part is confusing to me but I definitely got the blue bar. I remember it because I was contemplating whether the moving of the blue bar seemed slower or faster than it was before (ultimately neither one, as the rate seemed to vary during the process).

My next step is to try Jerry's second block of code. I will post again after I try it.
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Re: Install Updates - Yad version
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2017, 05:52:41 AM »
 

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Re: Install Updates - Yad version
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2017, 10:47:10 AM »
 

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Hi Vera/Jerry:  Just did another small update and only got slow moving bar in Downloads (in fact it only seems to move when download item changes - is this really useful?), so I presume I have the latest version as all other blue bars have gone away.  Will leave it like this for future as available Updates window is so far always populated, which was the original problem.  Should this thread be marked as SOLVED?
 

Re: Install Updates - Yad version
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2017, 01:17:56 PM »
 

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OK, I tried the new code. I'm going to divide up the process into 4 parts:

1. The first progress window when it finds what needs to be updated. This experience was great. I thought it was a big improvement to have a status bar instead of a flashy blue progress bar. Since things typically progress quickly here, it was very clear to the user what is happening. Perfect.
2. The list of things to be updated. Perfect. Nice, clear-looking list, fonts etc are easier to see than the old standard way.
3. Downloading the updates. This looked fine to me on this first run through, but I'd like to take a better look at it a second time.
4. Installing and configuring the updates. I liked how this kept to the same overall look as step 1 above to keep with the theme, but the downside was that things here at step 4 move much slower. Therefore, as a result it can be sitting on a particular status in the status bar for awhile. In the absence of anything else to tell the user "something is happening", the user might think the process has stalled. I'd consider whether an additional rotating icon needs to be added in, OR have the background of the status be a blue bar that gradually gets filled in (like in step 3 I think? - although I need to take a better look at step 3 next time).

So, steps 1 - 3 are perfect, I didn't see anything that looked confusing, it was clear what was happening at any time. Step 4, I'd like to see something a little different because the status can sometimes take a long time to change and the user might think the process is stuck (in the absence of seeing how far along they are in a progress bar or something like that). However, it's still pretty great as is.

Thanks for all the work on this Jerry!  :)
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Re: Install Updates - Yad version
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2017, 09:50:46 PM »
 

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Re: Install Updates - Yad version
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2017, 10:48:18 AM »
 

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Re: Install Updates - Yad version
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2017, 10:55:18 AM »
 

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« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2017, 11:00:31 AM »
 

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Re: Install Updates - Yad version
« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2017, 11:02:53 AM »
 

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Re: Install Updates - Yad version
« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2017, 11:03:52 AM »
 

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« Reply #25 on: December 17, 2017, 10:52:21 AM »
 

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I have substituted the Yad version for Install Updates and all is well up to now. For LL3.8 release I would like to see all update functions to use one window which remains open for the duration of the process. I find it disconcerting when one window closes and there is a delay (long in some circumstances - lots of updates?). I have messed up the updating process when there is no indication on screen and have had to shut down due to time constraints (wife waiting!).


Is this possible and if so what do others think? I don't understand the update script so I have no idea. Sometimes I do update/upgrade from a terminal, all in a single window.   :)
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