recently a slew of question marks started appearing in OBS, next to
build status, and in searching for the reason, i came upon the original
bug report and the PR that introduced the question marks:
The feature seems appropriate for the small "build results" table on the
overview, but not so much for monitor.
The gist of my argument is that the icons take up space ;) On projects
with many repositories, monitor pages are already absurdly wide. These
icons are making it significantly wider, while not adding much in the
way of information: For one, I don't need to see an explanation for each
and every "succeeded". And for two, this is precisely the only page that
has a dedicated Legend section.
Furthermore, you only need to see the help text very rarely. As you get
more proficient with the buildservice, you will know what the states mean.
(I would actually suggest replacing the words with icons on the monitor
page. At the moment, the width of the page is defined by the header
texts (repo names, architecture names), but maybe something could be
done about that as well? Writing it vertically, perhaps?)
In conclusion, can we please remove the question marks from the monitor
page? I'll be happy to send a PR for this.