Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 24th Jan 2007 18:39 UTC, submitted by ronaldst
KDE Have you ever had your taskbar filled with 10 applications all doing something that involved waiting for a task to finish? Document Printing Progress, a K3b CD burning dialogue, Audio Encoding via KAudioCreator, File Transfers in Konqueror, Kopete, KTorrent, checking email in KMail... The new Jobs support in KDE 4 will unify the display of progress for these tasks, making it easy to see and manage what is happening on your system. Read on for details.
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File copying?
by Savior on Thu 25th Jan 2007 15:04 UTC
Savior
Member since:
2006-09-02

Looks nice. However, how will it work with regard to file copying? They say it depends on DBUS; I just don't know how "deep" it is. If I select 100 files in Krusader / Konqueror, and copy it, will it spawn 100 processes? Or will it spawn just one?

In the former case, it will be close to useless. If they can manage this, however, it will rock!

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RE: File copying?
by anda_skoa on Thu 25th Jan 2007 15:10 in reply to "File copying?"
anda_skoa Member since:
2005-07-07

If you select multiple files for copying or moving in Konqueror, it creates one copy job for the whole operation, i.e. copying one file after the other until it is finised.

You can easily check for yourself, because now you only get one progress dialog.

The feature discussed in this article is about allowing different forms of job visualizations, not about changing the way jobs work.

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RE[2]: File copying?
by Savior on Thu 25th Jan 2007 16:06 in reply to "RE: File copying?"
Savior Member since:
2006-09-02

The feature discussed in this article is about allowing different forms of job visualizations, not about changing the way jobs work.

Yes, I understood that much. ;) I also thought that it is already one job, just needed someone to confirm it.

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