Server display colors

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Server display colors

Postby heyray » Wed Jul 07, 2021 1:19 pm

Did I miss a new setting or has the the server display colors been removed from the "Downloading Files" window?
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Re: Server display colors

Postby heyray » Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:53 am

Is it nobody knows or nobody cares?
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Re: Server display colors

Postby itimpi » Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:08 am

Quade has stated that he is no longer supporting server colors with the latest Newsbin versions.
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Re: Server display colors

Postby Quade » Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:33 am

I removed them for performance reasons. They can impact download speed at higher speeds. You can track per server usage in the server tab.
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Re: Server display colors

Postby heyray » Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:58 am

Thanx. Makes sense but it was handy to visually appreciate the server source performance.

Possibly an option or switch to occasionally monitor, in real time, the sources?
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Re: Server display colors

Postby flat_beer » Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:22 am

Well, that answers the question I had about one thing in the new beta.
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Re: Server display colors

Postby stavros » Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:16 am

I'd very much like the option to get the server display colors back and accept a performance hit, although I haven't noticed one so far....
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Re: Server display colors

Postby Quade » Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:32 pm

I never say never but, I'm probably not going to put it back in. I might be interested in some proportional color in the main progress bar. Showing percentages of color based on the percent of the file downloaded from a particular server but not tracking each downloaded post to a server which is what coloring the blocks would require.

Most people haven't noticed that even the progress of each individual file is relatively coarse because of how the display data is cached.

It just occurred to me that I might be able to show percentage of color in the per file progress bar without tracking individual posts. I'll have to think about it.
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Re: Server display colors

Postby WhatZit » Fri Aug 06, 2021 8:05 pm

Quade wrote:Most people haven't noticed that even the progress of each individual file is relatively coarse because of how the display data is cached.

I strongly suspect that every single person who used (past tense, now) all of the 6.82-style "Current Progress" information to quickly and easily verify the correct operation of Newsbin HAS noticed that lag.

It's just not as big a problem as the complete LACK of useful downloaded status colours, especially something to clearly display when parts/articles/files aren't available (like, ohh I don't know, RED!?).
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Re: Server display colors

Postby Quade » Sat Aug 07, 2021 10:38 am

Haha yeah, I have to do something about the colors before release.
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