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From "Dale LaBossiere (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (EDGENT-179) console: oplet coloring gradients "too close"
Date Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:06:21 GMT

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Dale LaBossiere commented on EDGENT-179:
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Any Edgent user can create their own oplets, as can new connector implementations, or any
other enhancement to Edgent as/if needed.  

Seems like a better alternative would be to randomly allocate colors but keep track of what's
been allocated and redo the random allocation until it's "not too close" to an in-use color.
 There can still be pre-allocated ones with predictable/static colors for "known" oplets (which
of course will become out of date over time).  You could also have different color allocation
schemes for org.apache.edgent defined oplets vs non-edgent defined ones (if that might be
helpful to users).

There's no single place where all of the Edgent defined oplets are located in the repository
nor registry of them.
To identify Edgent's currently defined oplets, in Eclipse you can open the "Oplet" interface
and select the "Quick Type Hierarchy" action on it.  The result will include abstract classes
(nothing the console will encounter) and test specific ones but these are pretty easy to identify
based on their full class name.

> console: oplet coloring gradients "too close"
> ---------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: EDGENT-179
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/EDGENT-179
>             Project: Edgent
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Console
>            Reporter: Dale LaBossiere
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: EDGENT-179_oplet_colors.png, Screen Shot 2016-09-19 at 2.22.00 PM.png
>
>
> The oplet color generator ends up yielding two light purple-ish colors for two different
kinds of (adjacent) oplets and one can't tell them apart.  One is a Sink the other is a subtype
of Peek - a StreamScope.
> I was seeing this in a ParallelBalancedRecipe app of mine.  I can provide it if really
necessary to repro/improve this.



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