[kepler-dev] [Bug 3669] New: - Tabbed pane interface for holding workflow canvas and additional GUI elements

bugzilla-daemon at ecoinformatics.org bugzilla-daemon at ecoinformatics.org
Thu Nov 13 10:20:53 PST 2008


           Summary: Tabbed pane interface for holding workflow canvas and
                    additional GUI elements
           Product: Kepler
           Version: 1.0.0
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: mcphillips at ecoinformatics.org
        ReportedBy: mcphillips at ecoinformatics.org
         QAContact: kepler-dev at ecoinformatics.org

A number of new user interface elements are being developed for Kepler.  Some
of these require considerable screen real estate.  For example, I would like to
have the option of loading the provenance browser with the trace of each
workflow run as soon as it completes (bug 3546), and I'd prefer that this not
bring up a new window each time.  Similarly, I think the Workflow Run Browser
(bug 3655) would be best integrated with the main Kepler GUI (although running
the provenance and run browsers standalone would be useful as well).  Project
workspace, report generation, data management, and process monitoring
interfaces have also been proposed and are under development.

I suggest we introduce a tabbed pane interface on the right side of the Kepler
GUI to hold all of these new (and future) interface elements.  The canvas would
go in one pane, the provenance browser in another (if enabled), etc. Kepler
modules developed for particular projects could take advantage of this GUI
extensibility as well.

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