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

Jean Laroche ripngo at gmail.com
Wed Sep 9 12:46:18 EDT 2020

Wow, that's super nice!

On 9/9/20 9:43 AM, Christopher Lam wrote:
> 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 
> <mailto: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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