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From "Dale LaBossiere (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (EDGENT-178) console: stream hover should report "alias" in addition to tags; maybe oplet hover too
Date Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:33:20 GMT

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Dale LaBossiere commented on EDGENT-178:
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The png looks good for the stream hover.  Just a bit of rationale... if a user adds an alias
to a Stream it's because they want to dynamically control some aspect of it via the ControlService.
 As such it's probably at least as important an item to display as "tags".  

Hence if tags are being shown in the oplet hover it makes sense to me that an alias would
also be presented.  But adding two more columns for that info (one for source streams one
for target streams) makes me grimace a bit.  It's already a pretty wide hover popup.

One option could be to change the (multiline) tags column header and data to be alias and
tags:
    [6] alias: theAlias, tags: t1, t2, ...
    [7] alias: theAlias, tags: t1, t2, ...
Though maybe that won't help enough with the overall popup width.

The font size of the column headers could probably also be a bit smaller.

Perhaps another alternative would be to migrate the tags (and aliases) column, and maybe Sources
and Targets columns, to a new "row" in the hover, making it deeper and more narrow?

Do either of those resonate with you?  Other layout ideas?

> console: stream hover should report "alias" in addition to tags; maybe oplet hover too
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: EDGENT-178
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/EDGENT-178
>             Project: Edgent
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Console
>            Reporter: Dale LaBossiere
>            Assignee: Queenie Ma
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: newbie
>         Attachments: alias_stream_hover.png
>
>
> TStream.alias("someAlias") manifests itself in graph.Connector similar to tags. I'm pretty
sure the graph json captures the alias already.



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