Evince does not indicate that it is 'busy'

Bug #21899 reported by Paul Sladen on 2005-09-17
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
evince (Ubuntu)
Sebastien Bacher

Bug Description

When Evince (a PDF viewer) is busy rendering content in the background, there is
no indications of activity to the user that it is busy. Evince can be in a
situation where no content appears on the screen for a period of 60 seconds or
longer, even if using 100% of the CPU.

Evince should probably set the 'hourglass' cursor when it is busy to give the
user useful feedback that something *is* happening.

http://bugs.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=317409: http://bugs.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=317409

Craig Box (craig.box) wrote :

Thanks for your bug report. This particular bug has been filed with the
developers of the software. You can see and make comments here:

Craig Box (craig.box) wrote :

Upstream bugtracker reports 'fixed in CVS' - displays "Loading..." on screen.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

This is fixed with that upload:

 evince (0.5.0-0ubuntu1) dapper; urgency=low
   * New upstream version:
     New Features:
     - Various types of PDF links are now supported
     - New backend for comic books (CBR/CBZ archives)
     - Storage of passwords for protected documents in gnome-keyring
     - Layout settings for new documents are taken from the last used document
     Interface Improvements:
     - Statusbar was removed to save space
     - Notification about page processing is shown on the page
     - More key bindings
     - Improved intelligent window title that shouldn't confuse users
     - Show index by default if available
     - Tooltips for links
     - Now we have right click context menu
     Bug Fixes:
     - Crashes on reload and window close are fixed
     - DBus usage cleaned
     - Printing of multiple copies start to work
     - Crash on structured ps document
     - Improved session handling
     - Vertical and horizontal scrolling on selection
   * debian/control.in:
     - Build-Depends on the poppler0.5 package
   * debian/patches/01_launchpad.patch,
     - updated
   * debian/patches/03_dual-page-fix.patch:
     - fixed with the new version
   * debian/patches/04_refresh-crasher-fix.patch:
     - fixed with the new version

Changed in evince:
status: Unconfirmed → Fix Released
status: Unconfirmed → Fix Released
Changed in evince:
importance: Unknown → Low
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