[Pipet Devel] Re: [Pipet Devel] overflow<->loci translation and 3 basic gui objects

jarl van katwijk jarl at casema.net
Tue Mar 28 00:22:21 EST 2000

> Well, maybe we should have more than one GUI, or at least a GUI with a couple
> "modes". There are many applications that require a different interface:
>  -a GUI equivalent to something like "ls -l | awk '{print $2}' | sed 's/aa/bb/'
> | sort -u > somewhere" (a la Loci)
>  -a system to run complex distributed tasks (a la GMS)
>  -a signal processing framework a la Matlab/Simulink/Lab View (a la Overflow)
> I don't see how the same interface can handle all those correctly.

Have different modes like you suggest:
- normal mode: editing nodes and 'relations'
- access mode: editing the security\accessabilities (of the brokering level)
- detail mode: editing the PL (overflow) nodes

Maybe learn from how 3Dstudio works.

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