The status displayed for DIH indexing is not as detailed as that on the old page- I prefer the elapsed time in more precision, rather than 'n minutes ago'
me too - but the only information we have is "started at", including a full date w/ seconds. how long the import is already running, isn't stated anywhere. at the beginning my idea was to calculate the difference manually .. but the main problem will be, that there is no information about timezones - so you could request stats from a solr-server w/ a different timezone and the calculation is no longer valid.
the 'n minutes ago' information is generated through the used jquery.timeago plugin, which could be disabled of course - afterwards the full date/time will be visible.
Since you're doing a status request every few seconds, would it be possible to add metrics such as 'documents processed per second' ?' (either for the last few seconds, or since the start of the import, or both)
in general, both i'd say - but i don't know if it would make sense? because the imports that i know of, are working the following way: starting to fetch entities, their subentities and afterwards start to index the document .. so i could not calculate the documents per seconds or things like that :/
perhaps we should consider to extend the dih-status w/ these informations? calculate the difference on the server-side should be easy .. and adding stats about docs/sec would be more detailed and also more reliable.