[enhancement] Improved notifications when backup job is running

Bug #373578 reported by Keerthi on 2009-05-08
This bug affects 9 people
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Back In Time

Bug Description

Currently, when backintime is running the backup job, I could see a system tray icon that pops up a dialog displaying current file being backed up.

1. The pop remains static and not does not indicate any change in progress even if the job is done with the file and has moved on to next file. Can this be made dynamic to reflect the current file being worked upon?
2. The popup dialog has Cancel and OK buttons? This might confuse the users as they might think that clicking on 'Cancel' will abort the backup process. I feel OK button alone would suffice.
3. A notification balloon (OSD) in the System tray would be nice:
    > It could be made to appear when the scheduled backup starts and finishes with some sort of acknowledgement message at the start and at the end.
    > On mouse over the system tray icon, you could progressively display some sort of status information, like current file being processing, % complete, estimated time or time elapsed and things like that.

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Dan (danleweb) wrote :

I have not popup dialog. Only a notification balloon that appear on error it the right option is set.
The tooltip also change but once displayed it remains unchanged until the next time it will be showed.
The same to the balloon. I didn't found a way to update it while it is displayed.

Keerthi (kpkeerthi) wrote :

The dialog pops up when you click on the system tray icon that appears when backup job is running.

Keerthi (kpkeerthi) wrote :

Attaching a screenshot of the dialog.
1. Everytime the system tray icon is clicked a new dialog open
2. The current file name never changes in the dialog, unless the tray icon is clicked again and a new dialog opened.
3. The Cancel button is misleading and it appears that it would cancel the backup process. But it is not.

Dan (danleweb) wrote :

Strange. Maybe this is something related to Ubuntu 9.04. I used pnotify which just show a bubble on Ubuntu 8.04/8.10.

Changed in backintime:
assignee: nobody → Dan (dan-le-web)
Changed in backintime:
status: New → Fix Released
DenisP (denisp) wrote :

I also still have this problem on Ubuntu 9.04 with version 0.9.26.

Ok, I just read your other bug, so I guess it could need some improvements

2009/10/10 SkullBurner <email address hidden>

> I also still have this problem on Ubuntu 9.04 with version 0.9.26.
> --
> [enhancement] Improved notifications when backup job is running
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/373578
> You received this bug notification because you are a member of Back In
> Time Team, which is the registrant for Back In Time.

Changed in backintime:
status: Fix Released → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
DenisP (denisp) wrote :

I filled another bug as a enhancement wish. First I wanted to post it here but this here is more a real bug description with a enhancement proposal which is similar to that what I wanted to propose about progress dialog. So I decided to make new bug out of my enhancement proposal because I wanted to avoid a confusion. : - )

Gorka Navarrete (emrys) wrote :

There is a blueprint related to point 3.


I also find confusing the Cancel option of point 2.

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