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Re: make-progress-reporter suggestions: 'modeline and customizable progr

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: make-progress-reporter suggestions: 'modeline and customizable progress-reporter--pulse-characters
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 14:08:35 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Fri, 18 Feb 2011 07:47:00 -0700 Tom Tromey <address@hidden> wrote: 

>>>>>> "Ted" == Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:
Ted> I was hoping for something less noticeable, like `line-number-mode'
Ted> but with the progress-reporter spinner taking up one char width in the
Ted> modeline.

MA> Nice idea. Could be "%/" (or similar) in `mode-line-format'. If
MA> existing, progress-reporter spins in the modeline instead of the
MA> minibuffer.

Tom> [...]
Ted> Another suggestion for progress-reporter--pulse-characters for both
Ted> modeline and regular use: there are some Unicode glyphs which could be
Ted> used if the font supports them:
Ted> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Balls#Harvey_Balls_in_Unicode

Tom> How about propertizing the the mode-line so that the background color
Tom> changes from left to right as the task progresses?

That would look really nice in a small area but the whole thing would be
annoying: it's a big area (the effect is distracting when magnified) and
the text may become illegible as the background changes.  So maybe the
`progress-reporter--pulse-characters' can be propertized with different
background colors instead.


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