Workshop Issue: spiceinit
Please add the progess "%" or some activity indicator. Missions such as Cassini take quite awhile to load the kernels, the indication that it's working hard for the user is helpful.
#1 Updated by Stuart Sides about 7 years ago
Changes were made to the camera to allow it to find the correct kernels much faster. It should now be just a couple of seconds instead of many tens of seconds. If it is now fast enough I would like to consider closing this issue. If it is not, we can continue to looking at adding a progress. Please re-open, close, or stop by for additional details.
#2 Updated by Tammy Becker about 7 years ago
I have tested spiceinit under isis3.3.1 [2011Dec07].
The resulting 'connect and cpu time' are as follows:
ConnectTime = 00:00:07.0
CpuTime = 00:00:05.9
As compared to /usgs/pkgs/isis3nightly2010-12-01/isis/bin
ConnectTime = 00:00:12.0
CpuTime = 00:00:11.3
Obviously some time improvement.
Please note that the original request was still not addressed (though the speed improvement is obviously important), spiceinit still does not report a progress "%" or some activity indicator. This feedback to the user is helpful and should be consistent with the many other Isis apps that do (a good standard).
This issue needs to be reopened please.
#3 Updated by Stuart Sides about 7 years ago
We will look into how this might be accomplished. At this time it may be reasonable to add a "WORKING" indicator, so the user knows something is happening (clock or hourglass)
Adding a % progress will have to be investigated. There are no nice indicators of how much work needs to be done for SPICE loading as there are for cubes (e.g., number of lines)