PCB should have a progress bar when doing long tasks

Bug #699610 reported by demaine on 2007-11-29
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gEDA project

Bug Description

PCB does by nature very hard computing tasks. But, any application can also
crash since code is (still) writen by human.

When computing, it happens that the window looks locked up, and lead me to
thinking the process crashed. In Enlightenment DR17, this is materialised
by some red binking window decoration after 6 seconds.

I think pcb should implement a progress bar for two reasons:
- at least a stupid turning clock to reasure the user the process did not
- in ideal case an estimation of expected computing time

I do understand that in some cases, the computing time can go over 6s, but,
I still would like to know if it will be 10mn, 1h, or 1 week ...

This would be a large improovement in the GUI.

This is a fork from

Traumflug (mah-jump-ing) on 2015-09-27
Changed in geda-project:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
tags: added: gtk-gui lesstif-gui
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