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Re: "Loading"

From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: "Loading"
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 15:43:10 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130004 (Ma Gnus v0.4) Emacs/24.0.94 (gnu/linux)

Tassilo Horn <address@hidden> writes:

> Maybe some spinner plus number of active/aborted/skipped processes,
> e.g., [\ (2/1/0)]?

I think a simple spinner (that doesn't move stuff around in the mode
line) is to be preferred.  We just want to communicate to the user that
"we're waiting for something", not to flash lots of details at the
user.  If we want the latter, we can use the echo area...

>> Spinning in the buffer itself may be unnecessarily distracting.
> And it would be likely to break something.  Remember when you introduced
> the seconds-counting Date header in gnus article mode and sometimes
> copying a region would copy from Date header to mark instead of from
> mark to point?

Yes, that was a pain.  But I think I got all the bugs worked out after a
few months.

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