Number: 1579

Date:  2-Jul-84  9':35':40

Submitter: Sannella.PA


Subject: Improve messages when transferring large file to multi floppies

Assigned To: 

Attn: Roach

Status: Fixed


Problem Type: Design - UI

Impact: Annoying

Difficulty: Easy

Frequency: Everytime

Priority: Perhaps

System: Operating System

Subsystem: DLion Floppy



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Disposition: [KBR 22-AUG-84 Fixed but not released yet.  STATUS ← FIXED.]'
[KBR 26-AUG-84 Released.]'
["Roach" "26-Aug-84 12':22':26" Disposition':]

Description: '
Date':  1 Jul 84 22':44 PDT'
Subject': Lisp': FLOPPY messages'
Lisp System Date':  1-Jul-84 18':56':24'
Machine': Dorado (Ahwahnee)'
Microcode version': 24,4'
Memory size': 10000'
Frequency': Always'
Impact': Annoying'
2 requests for messages when copying a sysout or other large file to floppies':'
1.  Just as the copying starts, how about printing a message saying how many floppies will be required, so the user has some notion of what''s in store for him.'
2.  Instead of saying INSERT NEXT FLOPPY between floppies, how about saying INSERT FLOPPY #n, for n = 1, 2, 3, ...  This would both give the user some sense of his progress, and also make it clear to him that a new floppy transition is taking place.  The way it is now, looking at the screen, the user doesn''t obviously know whether it is a new INSERT message, or just the old one still being displayed.'


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Edit-By: Roach

Edit-Date: 26-Aug-84 12':22':26