Subject: Re: [patch] Unified progress and error messages
To: Roland Illig <>
From: Mark E. Perkins <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/19/2006 12:23:23
On 2006/02/19 06:20, Mark E. Perkins wrote:
> On 2006/02/19 06:02, Roland Illig wrote:
>>This looks really cute. Maybe we should make this layout the default.
>>And if someone doesn't like this style (or should I say theme), {s,}he
>>can configure it to something else.
>>.oO(pkgsrc themes)
> Cuteness was not a consideration. ;) Reducing visual clutter with a bit of white
> space and, thereby, improving readability was.
> Whether the choice of leader is a pkgsrc configuration option is something
> probably not worth much effort, IMO.

Thinking a little more about your response (and sarcasm duly noted), I
think you may have missed the real point I was trying to make. Text
related to higher-level actions (phases in this case) should be indented
*more* than text related to subsidiary actions (steps). Hence, if the
leaders are distinct, they should be reversed from current practice;
bigger "steps" (phases) should have shorter leaders, smaller "steps"
(steps) should have longer leaders.

But you didn't respond to that part of my comment, so I have no idea
whether that point was noted.