Service modal dialogs

Issue #186 resolved
Jonathan Toland created an issue

This is a general usability preference rather than a specific dialog. During metadata operations like retrieve and delete I'm blocked from the editor by a modal progress bar. There's always something I can be working on. It'd be like if I had to wait for compile to work on another file. My preference would be a dedicated service window that visualizes operations like the test runner and notifies me with a toast about failures. MM is okay at this. There are times when it disconcertingly quietly fails.

Comments (5)

  1. Scott Wells repo owner

    Yeah, I've been thinking about this for a while as well. It definitely needs to be modal while it assembles its payload to avoid concurrent modification, but for the majority of the operation, it could be in the background allowing you to continue to work.

  2. Jonathan Toland reporter

    In theory there's a local buffer history right? Maybe there's no API into it though.

  3. Scott Wells repo owner

    In, deployment, retrieval, server-side delete, and OST generation can all be backgrounded.

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