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Re: [Feature request] Add SIZE listing to the print menu

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: [Feature request] Add SIZE listing to the print menu
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2005 15:10:30 +1100
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On Fri, Mar 04, 2005 at 01:22:41AM +0200, Jari Aalto+mail.linux wrote:
> There is wishlist item from 2001 in Debian bug tracking system a request
> for SIZE to be added to the displayed columns. This is _very_ good feature
> which helps to calculate correct sizes (start, end). Please consider adding
> following patch (or similar) to future parted releases.

The problem is, it doesn't leave much room for other stuff (such as
partition names, and flag descriptions).

Perhaps a better solution is to have the main print screen only
do abbreviated output (i.e. display something like "2.5Gb").
If you want to see the exact start/end, you can do "print

> I've CC'd QA, because this situation is too common in Debian's package bug
> listings. What's the purpose of QA if there are years old items that nobody
> cares to submit forward or act upon on? Shame on you - parted maintainer
> team:
>     How closely do you work with your upstream software author?
>     http://blog.andrew.net.au/2005/02/25#upstream

This feature has been discussed before.  Perhaps it should have been
marked "closed" on the Debian bug system.  In any case, I am very happy
with the approach that Sven has taken to communicating and contributing
to Parted :)

Andrew Clausen
The GNU Parted maintainer (struggling under other time commitments)

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