[enhancement]Provide timeline to browse through the snapshots

Bug #373572 reported by Keerthi on 2009-05-08
This bug affects 3 people
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Back In Time

Bug Description

First, please excuse me for reporting this as bug - I can't find a way to mark this as an enhancement

Currently, the snapshot pane on the left displays the snapshot names linearly. This should be OK if the number of snapshots are less. Supposing if backintime is configured to take (automated) weekly snapshots and if the snapshots get accumulated for a span of over 5 years, it would be very difficult to locate or jump to a particular 'range of snapshots' (for e.g. snapshot created between 2009 & 2010.

It would be easier if you could provide a timeline-like control similar to that in fspot.

Screenshot1: http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs139&d=09195&f=timeline123.png
Screenshot2: http://f-spot.org/Image:Main-window.png

Keerthi (kpkeerthi) wrote :
Dan (danleweb) wrote :

This should be better in answers section. I think a quick jump to a special group will do. Also lists in GTK/Gnome provide quick search.

Keerthi (kpkeerthi) wrote :

I agree. But in terms of usability a timeline like control would be better than a list. It would also fit better for this application and would enable browse/scroll back in time to view the snapshots in a snap.

Dan (danleweb) wrote :

Event if I don't think I'll implement it soon, it is a very good idea.

Changed in backintime:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
nanolight (adrian-lamy) wrote :

Common answer for bugd #373572 and #373546

A Sun developer has made an integration in nautlus with timeline for his backup program for ZFS filesystem. Why not reuse the code?

Dan (danleweb) on 2010-09-17
Changed in backintime:
status: New → Confirmed
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