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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 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 found I could get around most of that delay by deselecting everything,
and then selecting from the top down. Much quicker.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)