This has to be one of the most annoying things I experience with IDEA on
a day-to-day basis, waiting minutes in front of a modal dialog that just
displays a meaningless progress bar/byte count (yeah, I know I can read my
mail or browse the net, but still...). I remember the background update was
planned for Irida, but by the way it looks we'll have to wait another year
or so till we can start hoping again.