11.2.0 release notes ready for review

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Wed Jul 20 19:22:42 EDT 2011

On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 07:00:24AM -0400, Paul Fox wrote:
> - regarding sparse fs-updates:  it occurred to me that we could
> probably improve on the "strange" look by changing the updater so that
> every block's color changes.  skipped blocks could have their colors
> changed when skipped, perhaps to a different shade of the same color
> used for written blocks.

Yes, that's possible.

However, I don't think now is a good time to do it, because the release
is so near.  I think we've lost the opportunity to fix it.

While it is different to how it was before, it still does indicate
install progress, just that it jumps forward.

We've had the odd "I'm not sure if it is working" response from our
testing community, but after the initial reaction I've heard nothing
more.  So it is a training issue that can be solved by education.

If we release as is, then I don't think we should change it back in a
later release.  That will just confuse people more.

Still, if there is consensus that it should be changed, I'm happy to
investigate it.

James Cameron

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