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This page is setup to address and track issues with the new VisTrails 2.0 construction.  Please add comments or new issues to this page.
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This page is setup to address and track issues with the new interface.  Please add comments or new issues to this page.
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=== Juliana's notes about new interface ===
=== Juliana's notes about new interface ===

Revision as of 15:37, 17 May 2011

This page is setup to address and track issues with the new VisTrails 2.0 construction. Please add comments or new issues to this page.

Juliana's notes about new interface

  • It seems there are too many windows when we start VisTrails. What about only showing the main window? And fire the spreadsheet and inspector only when 'needed'? for the inspector, when a vt is open and a wf is selected, and for the spreadsheet when a workflow is run.
    • [DK] What do you mean by windows? The tabbed windows or the fact that there is a builder window, "utility" window, and a spreadsheet window? Many of the windows in the "utility" window are not dependent on a workflow (for example, the console and messages tabs). We could however, not display them until a user asks to see the given view.
  • I noticed that the picture-in-picture disappeared. I think that is helpful to give context. At least when we are displaying a workflow, it is useful to see the version tree.
    • [DK] I think it was too small to be useful. I can see the argument for being able to see both, but I think we need more real estate than the PIP had; perhaps we allow the History View to be shown as a tab on the left or as a detached view?
  • We need some indication of which workflow is being displayed. Somewhere, we should display the label that identifies the workflow
    • [DK] In the v2.0 branch, the tab shows this. I have it display "Pipeline: alias" or "Pipeline: ROOT + 3".
  • When I click on the workflow tab (in the main window,lower left corner) it always shows an "untitled.vt". This looks like a bug... And if I click on untitled.vt, nothing happens.
    • [DK] Yes, Emanuele mentioned this at the meeting. I'm also not happy with the current interface.
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