[Digikam-devel] [Bug 272158] New: wish: more user feedback about background operations
Thomas.Eschenbacher at gmx.de
Sun May 1 15:44:15 CEST 2011
Summary: wish: more user feedback about background operations
Platform: Gentoo Packages
AssignedTo: digikam-devel at kde.org
ReportedBy: Thomas.Eschenbacher at gmx.de
Version: 2.0.0 (using KDE 4.6.2)
Some operations which are running in background do not give any visible
feedback to the user and give a wrong impression about their state. Here just
Steps to Reproduce:
* enter an existing album an select an image
* copy the image (Ctrl-C)
* create a new / empty album and enter it
* paste the image (Ctrl-V)
For several seconds nothing seems to happen: no progress bar, no hourglass
cursor, just no visible reaction. You can use the program, navigate, or
whatever - still having an empty album on the screen.
Then if if you ask myself "did i really press Ctrl-V?" and press it again,
digikam complains that the image already exists - while still showing an empty
While things are running in background, the affected "target" should be locked
(e.g. by setting the hourglass cursor on the target of a drag&drop or a paste
operation) or maybe a "placeholder" should be put into the target view.
This happened for other operations as well, e.g. when assigning names to
several images (in context of face tagging, assigning in People/Unknown) - then
the view and the model behind seem to get out of sync for quite a while and
continuing to work can produce damage by applying operations to wrong items.
The only kind of "feedback" I get comes from watching the CPU load in
So for all album operations and all operations that affect multiple items, I
can only do them by starting a task, wait for several seconds, watching the cpu
load, and then continue with the next task.
NOTE: This might also be related to some existing bugs, e.g.
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