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Re: "Pending Notifications" problem in 8.0

    Date: Mon, 15 Oct 90 22:20 EDT
    From: RWK@fuji.ila.com (Robert W. Kerns)
        Date: Mon, 15 Oct 1990 11:41-0400
        From: Dodds@yukon.scrc.symbolics.com (Douglas Dodds)
    This is really too bad, since the ability to patch this
    function is essential, since it is arguably the single
    most brain-dead part of the system's UI.
Just having gone through loading Genera 8.0, I would argue that the
"Restore Distribution" is about the most brain-dead part.  We have
only 3600-class machines here, with neither the need nor the file
space to store Ivory-only files.  To de-select .IBIN files and
Ivory-only systems took about 10 seconds per individual file and
50-90 seconds per complete system; it also took 20 to 30 seconds
just to go the next page.  All of this had to be done manually;
it took over 2 hours just to specify that we did not want any Ivory-
specific files restored from the tape!

I prefer the old (release 6 and earlier) method where you could
quickly check off boxes in a menu to include or exclude a system.

-- Paul Orgren (orgren@rtc.reston.unisys.com)