[kepler-dev] moml actors

Shawn Bowers sbowers at ucdavis.edu
Wed Aug 30 10:58:32 PDT 2006


The current UI re-design effort -- it was my belief anyway -- was to have
an "Export as Kar" menu option; a much different task than saving to the
library, which doesn't require using any archiving file format.

I think it would be good if either Laura or Matt could respond in terms of
what the status is of the various redesigns that were to take place within
Kepler. Where is this project at, what is the status, and how should we
proceed on these issues?  It seems that much of this effort has stalled --
but there is still many of the needed functionalities missing?  It might
be good if Laura or Matt, you could list what needs to be done and the
priority/schedule for these items ...


On Wed, 30 Aug 2006, Dan Higgins wrote:

> Norbert,
>     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
> http://library.kepler-project.org/
> 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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