Bug 18506 - UI should show download speed and time estimates
Summary: UI should show download speed and time estimates
Alias: None
Product: PackageKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: highest normal
Assignee: Richard Hughes
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Depends on:
Reported: 2008-11-12 13:25 UTC by Ahmad Al-Masry
Modified: 2018-08-21 15:52 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Description Ahmad Al-Masry 2008-11-12 13:25:03 UTC
Good "The GUI should provide information about download speed , the number of remaining files to download, and the estimated time for each file"
Comment 1 Richard Hughes 2008-11-13 06:58:38 UTC
Comment 2 Oleg Kuznetsov 2009-01-17 10:41:43 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> Why?

Because simple progress bar will not give enough information (for example, if something is wrong with connection, so nothing is downloading). W/o ETA i cannot decide, when i should to run BitTorrent client (or any other download tool, which will compete for bandwidth with PackageKit). So, i think, that PackageKit should show some information during download...
Comment 3 Michal Nowak 2009-04-16 13:29:19 UTC
gpk-u-v2 is a bit better here but the download and install process is insane for me. yum in terminal gives pretty nice reference output.
Comment 4 Michael Maltese 2009-05-10 15:11:46 UTC
+1. I'd also like to note that the command line tool is just as bad; neither install nor remove gave me any information.
Comment 5 Tomasz Chrzczonowicz 2009-09-11 22:49:12 UTC
+1. I think it's a crucial piece information for every downloader/installer. Also, estimated download speed is needed.
Comment 6 Richard Hughes 2011-03-14 02:56:09 UTC
This basically comes down to the UI designers. If they want speed, it can easily be added. I think they pretty much want all the details hidden for GNOME3.
Comment 7 Richard Hughes 2018-08-21 15:52:50 UTC
We moved the upstream bugtracker to GitHub a long time ago. If this issue still affects you please re-create the issue here: https://github.com/hughsie/PackageKit/issues
Sorry for the impersonal message, and fingers crossed your issue no longer happens. Thanks.

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