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Save and Preview. Why show status??

Is the status print out in the preview window just temporary while CD is still in beta??

If not, do users need to see this information?

A progress bar would probably be just as informative.

B Tag
Friday, October 19, 2001

I'm not sure why we show the status :) It's an historical oddity, I guess!

I do find it very comforting to know what's going on, compared to a boring progress indicator...

JOel Spolsky
Friday, October 26, 2001

I have no problem with a "print out" type status. I just think it should print stuff a user could understand.

I know this is really minor but it just struck me as weird.

Thanks for the response!

B Tag
Monday, October 29, 2001


Probably replacing it with a progress bar and giving the choice to show it only when there is an error would do the job...

Just my $0.002.

Leonardo Herrera
Friday, November 02, 2001

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