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Bug 86230 - BPEL canvas should support sweep selection and zoom
Summary: BPEL canvas should support sweep selection and zoom
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: soa
Classification: Unclassified
Component: BPEL (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: All All
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: issues@soa
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-09-29 22:47 UTC by kiran_bhumana
Modified: 2008-05-05 08:30 UTC (History)
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Description kiran_bhumana 2006-09-29 22:47:54 UTC
It will be nice to have filters, or other solutions to enhance the editor and
it's usability. 
As usual there could be a number of solutions, but here is some suggestion..

It will be good to have to be able to selectively view the BPEL, something like
I select a bit of the bpel canvas and say I am interested in this part, and it
somehow zooms into it and shows only those that are relevant to that part of the
BPEL and things that are related to that part of the BPEL.

I filed this as P1 enhancement, because when we start to view real world BPELs,
our editor will soon see itself in a non-scalable position. With that it's
effectiveness in capturing BPEL users will take a down turn.
Comment 1 Michael Frisino 2006-11-14 12:18:51 UTC
retitling this to reflect the specific suggestion.

There are already other features being added to improve large diagram usability.
I beleive the feature requested here is a sweep and zoom combination. I have
seen some other tools with this type of feature and it is nice. 

At this time, I would like to evaluate the other improvements we do have planned
and not try to do everything. If we can satisfy the usability concerns without
this feature it would be nice. The difficulty of this feature is the complexity
that is implied by the "shows only those that are relevant to that part of the
BPEL and things that are related to that part of the BPEL". This is not easy and
it raises issues about the workflow that follows such a "reduction" in the
diagram (i.e. debug, navigator view, etc). It would possibly require yet another
mode and this is generally not good practice.
Comment 2 Michael Frisino 2006-11-20 18:24:21 UTC
Downgrading this until we evaluate whether other planned features will suffice.
Comment 3 Victoria Zhukovskaya 2007-02-08 12:00:13 UTC
Is it the same? (Diagarm
Pan and Zoom navigation control)
Comment 4 kiran_bhumana 2007-02-08 19:43:59 UTC
sounds similar to my suggestion. Although i mentioned that the relevant stuff
will be shown. Meaning the partnerlinks or somethings like that, or for instance
if the user is zoomed into a scope, then only those elements that can be created
or dropped should be allowable. In short context of the user actions also
changes with the panning.

But please bear in mind this is only a suggestion. Not a solid idea that has
proven to be great.

This suggestion is made, (or bug was created) so that the editor folks start
their designs with really huge BPELs in mind and try to solve how to simplify
navigation in those.
Comment 5 Sergey Lunegov 2008-05-05 08:30:26 UTC
It's not similar to the thumbnail view. And will not be implemented in upcoming release.