Right now emerge --jobs shows:
>>> Jobs: 0 of 11 complete, 1 running Load avg: 1.29, 1.82, 1.00
With many packages, this often makes it hard to figure out which packages are still building. It would be nice if it displayed the running process too, like:
>>> 0/11 done, 1 running (cat/pkg) load: 1.29, 1.82, 1.00
and then alternated through running packages, say every two seconds.
It might look nice to have have it scroll through the list of packages (I've seen wget do a similar horizontal scrolling effect).
Either that or just swap the displayed package name every 2 seconds or so -- I've seen that in some build system. The latter would avoid increasing throughput.