[kepler-dev] New Kepler Menus

Bertram Ludaescher ludaesch at ucdavis.edu
Sun Jan 29 18:45:03 PST 2006

Agreed (also with Dan).

I think 'Feedback' is the wrong/a misleading term. I think Laura might
have been thinking of user-feedback. But even in that case, there are
lots of different ways (in particular in future extensions) that user
feedback about a running workflow is shown (the traffice
light/progress bar etc). This particular user-feedback had a specific
name, 'animate' which is a good one. 

My suggestion is to go back to that name ('animate execution' and
'stop animation' or whatever it was..)


>>> On Sun, 29 Jan 2006 15:31:44 -0800
>>> "Edward A. Lee" <eal at eecs.berkeley.edu> wrote: 
EAL> Actually, I think most people building block diagrams would
EAL> interpret "feedback" to refer to directed cycles in the graph...
EAL> That would be my interpretation...
EAL> Edward
EAL> At 03:06 PM 1/29/2006 -0800, Dan Higgins wrote:
>> In the new menus, this item has apparently been replaced by the menu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 seperate '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.
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