Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#1154 closed Bug (fixed)

"data not fully available" is confusing

Reported by: charles Owned by: charles
Priority: Normal Milestone: 1.33
Component: Transmission Version: 1.30
Severity: Normal Keywords:
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Description (last modified by charles)

Judging from this thread, the "data not fully available" phrase is confusing a lot of users. I think it's because users are getting that message even for torrents whose swarms have seeders.

Suggestions:

(1) In cases where all the remaining pieces aren't directly available, but there are known seeds that we're not connected to, set the ETA to TR_ETA_UNKNOWN instead of TR_ETA_NOT_AVAIL. Rationale: if the swarm isn't stuck, then the torrent will' finish at some point, we just don't know when, so UNKNOWN is a better fit than NOT_AVAIL.

(2) The phrase "data not fully available" seems to frustrate people all by itself. We might consider changing the text. Also, in the special case of having zero connected peers, we might use "No connections" instead.

(3) I'm less sure about this suggestion, but currently tr_stat.desiredAvailable is equal to tr_stat.leftUntilDone if we're connected to a seed. We should consider having it be that value even if there are known seeds that we're not connected to.

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torrent.patch (463 bytes) - added by charles 13 years ago.
one-liner implementation of list item (1) from the ticket's description

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Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by charles

  • Description modified (diff)

Changed 13 years ago by charles

one-liner implementation of list item (1) from the ticket's description

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by livings124

The patch doesn't make sense to me: it's inconsistent if there are no seeders in the swarm but are leechers with all the data you need.

This issue might resolve itself when the tracker connection issues are resolved.

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by charles

  • Milestone changed from 1.32 to None Set

comment:4 Changed 13 years ago by charles

  • Owner set to charles
  • Status changed from new to assigned

Received in mail:

Ever since downloading the latest version of Transmission, I randomly get a torrent that will say: data not fully available Under the percentage complete. Sometimes this happens on a stalled download, sometimes on an active one. Either way, its annoying and I am not sure what it means ;) What's the deal? Peace,

comment:5 Changed 13 years ago by livings124

Perhaps we should just revert all the text to "remaining time unknown". We have to factor in that a lot of users don't understand that if they're not connected to peers with the data, it's not available. It's a lot less informative and useful, though.

comment:6 Changed 13 years ago by livings124

  • Milestone changed from None Set to 1.40
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed
  • Version changed from 1.31 to 1.30

[6473] reverts it to "remaining time unknown"

comment:7 Changed 13 years ago by livings124

  • Milestone changed from 1.40 to 1.33
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