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[feature request] Disable Updatescreen to show plain information of update process

asked 2015-07-16 10:29:29 +0200

evo3de gravatar image

updated 2015-07-16 10:54:25 +0200

Would it be possible to deactivate the default update process screen to show the normal console output of upgade. Could be a setting at

Settings > System > Developer Mode

I think it could be a benefit for ultra long update processes that took more than 1 h. So we will more paitient if we see that the device is alive

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More to the point we could give an accurate description of what point in the upgrade process it started hanging.

r0kk3rz ( 2015-07-16 10:38:48 +0200 )edit

Yes, please!
I didn't quite last for 2 hours till I pulled the battery. Better yet, TMO has a champion who patiently waited for 3,5hrs for the update to finish! That's mad props for him! However, in the UX sense that's just plain wrong for letting the user to wait that long with no proper knowledge of progress. In this case the stagnant bar just don't cut it and anybody involved with any UX should know it, So please, if there is a chance for hours of waiting during installation do consider of relaying this information also to the user, somehow.

tmi ( 2015-07-16 10:57:30 +0200 )edit

The "FedUp" Fedora upgrade tool has a nice splash screen with a progress bar during the upgrade, but shows you the console output during when you press escape. This is especially handy for reporting upgrade issues, but also for checking detailed progress information.

We of course don't have an escape key, so maybe the volume keys, a double-tap or a long press could be used ?

MartinK ( 2015-07-16 18:30:09 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-07-16 17:40:04 +0200

javispedro gravatar image

If you use developer mode's USB networking, and connect to the Jolla using a PC, you'll see that your SSH session is kept alive while updating. You can use that to monitor the phone.

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But is it possible to get any actual information about what is going on?

Venty ( 2015-07-16 18:25:43 +0200 )edit

You can run pkmon when on USB networking to see the update progress. I think it would be a good idea to add the current package name and package progress to the update UI at least.

pycage ( 2015-07-16 21:34:12 +0200 )edit
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