[kepler-dev] [Bug 2347] New: - Need to be able to terminate workflow 'animation/feedback'

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Sun Jan 29 15:10:16 PST 2006


           Summary: Need to be able to terminate workflow
           Product: Kepler
           Version: 1.0.0beta2
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: berkley at nceas.ucsb.edu
        ReportedBy: higgins at nceas.ucsb.edu
         QAContact: kepler-dev at ecoinformatics.org

In using the new Kepler menu system, I can across a problem. In the old
menus (aka Ptolemy menu) there is a menu item named 'Animate Execution' under
the 'Debug' menu. Immediately below the 'Animate Execution' is a 'Stop
Animating' meny item.

    'Animate Execution' shows when actors are executing when a workflow runs by
'hilighting' the actor for a use-set period of time (for some Directors). 'Stop
Animating' turns off the animation

    In the new menus, this item has apparently been replaced by the menu item
'Run with Feedback' under the 'Tools' menu. The problem is that there is no
'Stop Feedback' menu item. So once the user starts showing which icon is firing,
there is no way to turn off the effect with the new menus!  Rather that having a
separate 'Stop' menu, perhaps the menu should toggle from 'Run with Feedback' to
'Stop Feedback' and back?

    Incidently. in my opinion, the original menu text of 'Animate Execution'
seems more descriptive than 'Run with Feedback'. Feedback seems like a term that
can have many meanings and is not very helpful to a new Kepler user.. 'Feedback'
could just be some text summary at the end of workflow execution.
Dan Higgins 1/29/2006

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