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

From: Sven Luther
Subject: Re: [Feature request] Add SIZE listing to the print menu
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2005 13:27:34 +0100
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On Fri, Mar 04, 2005 at 03:10:30PM +1100, Andrew Clausen wrote:
> 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
> [partition-number]".

That would be neat, i think i have another bug report open asking for this
kind of abbreviated output.

While you are at it, it would be nice to display also the partition type the
disk label thinks a partition is, if it is different from the detected
partition type.

> > 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 :)

Yeah, i definitively need to do some cleanup of the 40 or so bug reports
against parted. I think some of them may or may not be closable, and some
really need expert exotic-architecture help which i can't really provide.


Sven Luther

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