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Re: "Loading"

From: Dave Abrahams
Subject: Re: "Loading"
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 11:29:03 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.130004 (Ma Gnus v0.4) Emacs/24.0.94 (darwin)

on Thu Mar 15 2012, Tassilo Horn <tassilo-AT-member.fsf.org> wrote:

> Dave Abrahams <address@hidden> writes:
>>> The modeline is designed to provide indications to the user. I
>>> believe, it is the natural place for showing unfinished network
>>> activities.
>>> If it cannot be a spinning char due to the permanent refresh, than it
>>> might be some coloured text, as running processes show already.
>> Yeah... but of course I'm looking at three modelines in my frame right
>> now.  The problem of having no central place to display global state
>> is well known around here, though.  Maybe just use the modeline of the
>> leftmost window immediately above the minibuffer?
> Why is that a "global state"?  I mean, the running process is associated
> with a buffer (e.g., a tramp buffer visiting a remote file, or a gnus
> article buffer that has spawned several download processes), so I'd
> expect the process activity indicator in the mode line of exactly that
> buffer, no?

In this case, maybe.  In the general case, there are processes with
no visible buffer or any obvious association.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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