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Re: "Pending Notifications" problem in 8.0
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 90 17:38:37 EDT
From: orgren@RTC.Reston.Unisys.COM (Paul Orgren)
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)
TV:NOTIFY is in SYS:WINDOW;NOTIFICATION ...
...this ... 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!
This worked better for me when I started from the bottom of the list and
worked my way up toward the top, rather than top-to-bottom. The
redisplay after removing a system or file from the list is significantly
faster this way, especially if you are only interested in loading a
small portion of the stuff on the tape.
As far as the worst part of the UI is concerned, my vote goes to