[kepler-dev] moml actors

Dan Higgins higgins at nceas.ucsb.edu
Wed Aug 30 10:18:53 PDT 2006

    Good question! Strangely enough, a few months ago, the version of 
'Save in library' actually wrote a kar file with all the moml code in 
text/xml inside the kar archive wherever you wanted it. Then the 'save' 
got changed to write it into .kepler in a non-human-readable 
serialization format. This made the' Save to Library' simpler, but we 
lost the ability to save as a kar anywhere the user wished. We need to 
add a Save as Kar menu item (that once existed), but the guys who 
originally wrote this stuff are currently not working on Kepler.

    The other option is the use the 'Upload to Repository' menu that 
shows up when you right click on an existing actor (including Moml 
actors). After uploading, you can then visit the Kepler repository at 
and then  download and use the File/Import Archive (KAR) menu to import 
to Kepler. (I don't really know if all this is currently working, but it 
supposed to be a way to sharing actors.

Dan Higgins

Norbert Podhorszki wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to know how can I create actors from kepler workflows, that 
> show up on the left side.
> One option is the 'save in library', which puts the new actor into 
> ~/.kepler. This is not my favourite choice because
>   - I delete ~/.kepler a couple times a day...
>   - I would like to have those actors in cvs as the java actors
> What is the 'official' way to register an actor which is not a java class 
> but a moml workflow? Do you have materials on this howto? Or an 
> existing example?
> Thanks
> Norbert
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