[kepler-dev] Problems for closing unchanged workflows

Matt Jones jones at nceas.ucsb.edu
Tue Apr 11 16:13:45 PDT 2006

Definitely.  I've noticed this too.  Please go ahead and fix it and let 
us know how it goes.  If you can't fix it now you might enter a bug for 
it so that it gets done eventually.  thanks for catching this.


Zhijie Guan wrote:
> Hi, All,
> I am not sure if it is a problem. Just to present here to see if  
> anyone gets the same feeling with me.
> If I open a workflow in Kepler, and I close it immediately without  
> making any changes, the system will prompt me to "cancel/discard  
> changes/save" the workflow. It seems the system does not know if I  
> made changes to the workflow -- it is just to be polite to remind me  
> to save the workflow. While I usually appreciate the reminder,  
> sometimes I feel annoying to save an unchanged workflow. I know MS  
> word sometimes does the same thing (force the user to save unchanged  
> doc) for long documentations. But can we make our Keper a little bit  
> smarter than M$ Word? ;-)
> Our Kepler do behave differently from Word on the  "Save As"  
> operation. If I open workflow A and save it as workflow B using the  
> "save as" operation, Kepler actually keeps the window for A open and  
> initialize a new window for B. As you can expect, when you close the  
> window B that you just "saved as" without making any changes, the  
> system will pop up a dialog to remind you to save it. Kepler will  
> also give you the opportunity to save the original workflow A though  
> you did not even touch it after the "save as".
> I am not sure how hard it would be to fix these problems, if necessary.
> Thanks!
> Zhijie
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