[kepler-dev] Icons in the *DataSource actors
kruland at ku.edu
Tue Jan 10 06:46:16 PST 2006
Matthew Brooke wrote:
> Laura (also Kevin & Dan) -
> Sorry - the states that I know about are 'busy' (currently red),
> 'ready' (currently yellow) and 'error' (currently pink). Not sure if
> there are any more.
Those are the states: busy, ready, and error. BTW - the error color is
called "magenta" in the code.
I think a consistent background icon with some overlays would work
fine. Flashing might be more difficult to do because we'd have to code
timers etc and as others have stated can be visually distracting. I
think overlays (text + icon of some kind) would work best. If we are
going to use flashing, then I think an animated overlay would be much
more appealing and probably just as difficult to code.
> I also think I recall seeing a discussion on IRC or by email about
> having the datasources *not* get their data before the workflow is run
> - was that conversation between Dan and Kevin? Can either of you guys
> summarize what you decided?
I asked Matt about this in the past, and I don't think this feature is
up for negotiation.
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