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Re: SEUL: Observatons

RHS Linux User wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Jun 1997, Michael Peck wrote:
> > jfm2@club-internet.fr wrote:
> > installer/retriever, not a primary focus.
> >
> > Why can't we set a user-configurable flag that determines whether or not
> > to query the user regarding packages and sizes? You could run an upgrade
> > query, and when you get package upgrade information, could determine at
> > that time which you want to upgrade. If you live in the US, on the other
> > hand, and pay but a flat rate for access, you wouldn't care, and would
> > tell it to upgrade in any event.
> >
> To add to this what about adding a check to see what BPS thay are
> connected at and to provide a screen that tells them
> a) The size of the package
> b) Estimated Transfer Time  <********

Checking current connection speed can be problematic for a lot of
reasons. Why not just give the statistic based on common connection
speeds, the way a lot of distribution sites do:

"Size of package:	4396 KB

 Time to download:	70 minutes (14.4)
			35 minutes (28.8)
			 5 minutes (ISDN 2B+D)
			25 seconds (T1)"

Yeah, I'm nitpicking. Your idea is a good one. The more information we
can provide the user, the better, without a doubt.

Michael J. Peck
Hewlett-Packard, Convex Division
Opinions expressed above are not necessarily those of my employer.
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