Polygon wrote:why dont you make it like other bittorent clients have, and just have a long bar thats basically divdied by how many pieces are are in the torrent, and it slowly fills in as the pieces get downloaded? Seems to be a little easier to read then the current plugin
It basically comes down to my preference as the author of this plugin. I find that a pieces bar makes it particularly difficult to distinguish individual pieces unless the bar is very, very long. Vertical scrolling is always much nicer than horizontal due to the scroll-wheel. Also, gui elements, such as progress bars eat up more resources than text elements (this is just the way things are with gtk) and I wanted to make this plugin as light as possible.
There's absolutely nothing stopping someone from coming up with a plugin that adds a pieces bar, it's just not going to be me, since I find it useless.