Posted Mar 14, 2013 8:53 UTC (Thu) by dwmw2
In reply to: Reboot frequency?
Parent article: Duffy: Improving the Fedora boot experience
Perhaps you're cleverer than I am, but I find the problem with that approach is that by the time it is actually doing something useful, I'll forget it's there. So it'll be sitting at a [y/n] prompt in a long-lost terminal when I next run yum from somewhere else, a few days later.
And because of its broken approach to locking, the dormant background one is still holding the lock, rather than dropping it before asking the question and then re-acquiring it when I respond. Meaning that the new one refuses to work, and I end up having to play hunt-the-xterm to find the original invocation of yum.
We've strayed quite a long way from the original topic now, I concede. But to try to drag us back in that direction... if the user interaction folks want to point at something an say "this is a really bad user experience. Here's a design for how you fix it", then they could do worse than looking at yum.
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