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  • progress bars om Linux GUI
    Sounds good.

    Progress feedback is really important, especially where cloud storage is involved. I don't suppose it needs to be terribly precise. I've seen a bunch of backup programs with more or less the same problem: people try to parse out precise information about how far along the backup is from whatever is there, no matter how imprecise it might be. Human nature, I guess. They need to know what they need to know. Thing is, I haven't seen anybody do a great job of making clear the precision or lack of it in the available information. So, viewed in that light, you've got a clear playing field.
  • progress bars om Linux GUI
    Indeed. As the backup neared completion, the total file size incremented up to a value slightly higher than what the OS reported and the progress bar jumped up to match what was being reported at the right-hand end of the bar. But the value for size in the Info section remained out of whack until the very last. I don't think any harm was done.

    This seems cosmetic to me. But it is a UX thing. Maybe a little better labeling would help. And progress feedback becomes kind of important in a SOHO environment when you are dealing with biggish backups and smallish upbound bandwidth.

    Maybe CBB should invest in some UI tweaks in the next version cycle. Don't get me wrong, this isn't (to me) something that would drive a decision on whether or not to use the product. It just looks a little discombobulated.

Carl Seibert

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