[kepler-dev] [Bug 1911] - Provide real-time feedback/animation for workflow progress as a default

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Tue Feb 7 10:33:55 PST 2006


cxh at eecs.berkeley.edu changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
            Summary|Provide real-time feedback  |Provide real-time
                   |for workflow progress as a  |feedback/animation for
                   |default                     |workflow progress as a
                   |                            |default

------- Additional Comments From cxh at eecs.berkeley.edu  2006-02-07 10:33 -------
This relates to animation, that was discussed on kepler-dev about a week ago.
A couple of notes, which are my personal opinions, not nessarily the positions
of the group:

- "Feedback" means something specific in block diagrams and control system:
systems that are cyclic as opposed to acyclic.  So, we should be careful
in the UI about using the term "feedback".  I took the liberty of
adding "animation" to the summary.
- Providing visual feedback to the user about progress is very valuable.
We talked about providing feedback about how much data has been downloaded
by a DataSource actor.  This issue is probably a separate bug.

- We would need to be careful about enabling animation all the time.
For example, if an actor fires a million times, what do we do?  This could
slow execution down.  Thus, I'm not sure if bug should be fixed by
turning animation on full time.

- Currently, animation does not work for PN.  This should be fixed.
Is this a separate bug?

- Perhaps we can be smarter about what happens when when animation is turned on
and we go inside a CompositeActor.  Perhaps we could have something like
"step over"/"step inside" in the animation control window.  Is this a
request for enhancement?

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