[kepler-dev] Ptolemy II UI
Edward A Lee
eal at eecs.berkeley.edu
Wed Jun 30 01:05:49 PDT 2004
Thanks for pointing these out...
These are clearly bugs in Ptolemy II, so I don't think it makes
sense to fix them in Kepler independently... We'll get them fixed
in Ptolemy II.
Can you send me a concrete model illustrating the second one?
The 4.0 release is out, so this will have to be provided as a patch
or in a 4.1 release.
At 11:25 AM 6/29/2004 -0700, xiaowen wrote:
>After meeting with customers for SPA and watching them play with Ptolemy
>II, we noticed a couple of small annoyances with the Ptolemy II UI.
>1. If you right-click on an actor and select "Configure Ports", make some
>changes to the ports, then close the window without clicking "Apply" or
>"Commit" first, Ptolemy II will happily close the window and discard all
>changes. This happened many times during our session where we clicked the
>little 'X' in the corner to close the window, and had to redo all our port
>configuration. It would be nicer if a window popped up warning users that
>changes will be discarded, and giving them the opportunity at that time to
>save the changes.
>2. The "Skip remaining errors" button doesn't seem to always appear and
>doesn't skip all remaining errors. As an example of this, take a model
>created in Ptolemy II 4.0-beta and open it in Ptolemy II 3.0.2. The first
>error dialog gives me the "Skip remaining errors" button, but when I click
>it, I'm still confronted with a series of error dialogs, where I'm forced
>to continue clicking "Skip element" many times before the model gets
>displayed. It would be nice if there were a button to click that would
>skip errors of all kinds and just go ahead and display the model to the
>best of its ability.
>Do you all think it would be worthwhile to make these changes to Ptolemy
>II or Kepler?
>I don't how hard it would be to implement them. I'm guessing that the
>first change would require modifying
>ptolemy/actor/gui/PortConfigurerDialog.java to change the behavior upon
>closing the dialog.
>I'm not sure how close Ptolemy II is now to its final 4.0 release, but if
>it's still accepting small UI fixes, these might be good candidates =)
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