[GNC-dev] Adding a button to abort scrub?

Christopher Lam christopher.lck at gmail.com
Wed Sep 9 12:43:07 EDT 2020

See the first commit in https://github.com/Gnucash/gnucash/pull/784 -- with
it you can abort scrub simply by pressing Escape.

On Thu, 10 Sep 2020, 12:19 am jean laroche, <ripngo at gmail.com> wrote:

> Christopher Lam suggested that the scrubbing process should be
> cancellable via a button (for context, we recently fixed a bug that
> could cause a crash when quitting GC during a scrub operation).
> I took a look at the code and as usual, it's not as easy as I would have
> hoped: the backend part (making the scrub stop) is very easy, as the
> abort mechanism is already in place. Adding an abort button in the right
> place on the relevant windows isn't as easy (see for example how the
> progress bar is created/handled, it's fairly convoluted to say the least).
> Two questions:
> - Do we really think it's worth the effort given how often scrubbing is
> used, and given that scrubbing only takes long on accounts with many
> transactions or books with many accounts?
> - If we think it's worth the effort, does one of you devs know how to
> easily add the abort button on the main window (and probably the account
> transactions window as well)? If so, we could split the task: you could
> add the right window, and I'd take it from there.
> Personally I doubt it's worth the effort...
> Jean
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