#30 Preferences Notes

Enhancement
open
David Benn
7
2013-03-16
2009-08-23
David Benn
No

One of the missing features for Phase I is a Preferences dialog. This ticket is a place to make notes about what should be stored as Preferences. Preferences should be stored in a Java Properties file in the user's home directory (or Documents and Settings under Windows). This is to be distinguished from another (settings?) Properties file that will store last window position, window size etc.

o Default band colors.
o Default JD range for database access.
o Visual bands (Visual+V) or all bands visible by default.
o Default data directory.
o More can be added subsequently...

Discussion

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  • David Benn
    David Benn
    2009-09-01

    Default days-in-bin for means series.

     
  • David Benn
    David Benn
    2009-09-11

    • milestone: --> 952180
     
  • mikeu
    mikeu
    2009-09-24

    When I open VStar and choose New Star from File... it defaults to my $HOME directory. There should be an option for me to choose a default dir to look in for files, ie. ./data

     
  • David Benn
    David Benn
    2009-09-30

    It may be possible to take the approach of creating a pure XML approach to preferences such that the Preferences dialog is rendered as a direct result of the content of an XML document. It would also be necessary to validate this XML to ensure that the GUI was renderable.

     
  • David Benn
    David Benn
    2009-10-18

    Rather than "Default band colors" above, I should have said "Customised band colors". If these exist, the defaults will be ignored.

     
  • David Benn
    David Benn
    2009-11-20

    Database connection timeout should be settable in prefs.

     
  • David Benn
    David Benn
    2009-11-23

    Browser or PDF viewer (for Help Contents).

     
  • David Benn
    David Benn
    2010-01-16

    Datapoint shape and size (general or per series).

     
  • David Benn
    David Benn
    2010-01-21

    • priority: 5 --> 7
     
  • David Benn
    David Benn
    2010-01-21

    Increasing the priority of this since actual users (e.g. Arne) are starting to want it, in particular, color re-assignment.

     
  • David Benn
    David Benn
    2010-01-23

    Permit unspecified data points to be mapped to different series. This is something Arne Henden suggested.

     
  • David Benn
    David Benn
    2010-01-31

    Implemented preferences dialog with a series colors tab since that's something that's been requested recently. The general approach appears to be workable. There is no persistence to disk yet however. Java provides a Preferences model framework that provides persistence. This needs to be explored for suitability.

    See http://vstar.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/vstar?view=rev&revision=401

     
  • David Benn
    David Benn
    2010-02-23

    Prefs should include a setting for whether clicking on a plot point or selecting a table row affects the other.

     
  • David Benn
    David Benn
    2010-04-22

    Characteristics of plots such as background color, presence of tick marks, domain and range title should be be preferences.

     
  • David Benn
    David Benn
    2010-04-22

    • priority: 7 --> 8
     
  • David Benn
    David Benn
    2010-04-23

    Font for list and dialog text should be a preference.

     
  • David Benn
    David Benn
    2010-04-26

    • priority: 8 --> 9
     
  • David Benn
    David Benn
    2010-08-05

    Added color prefs persistence via Java Prefs API.

     
  • David Benn
    David Benn
    2010-09-04

    Now that we have star groups as a preference, it would be nice to be able to import a large group of stars from a file.

     
  • David Benn
    David Benn
    2010-12-02

    Pan left, right, up, down percentage; for each independently?

    Another preference pane should be authentication to: confirm login name for discrepant reporting, and obtaining obs code.

     
  • Sara Beck
    Sara Beck
    2011-01-06

    May be nice to have but not essential. VStar already remembers the last JD range loaded during a session which is nice.

     
  • Sara Beck
    Sara Beck
    2011-01-06

    • milestone: 952180 --> Enhancement_-_Phase_2
    • priority: 9 --> 5
     
  • Sara Beck
    Sara Beck
    2011-01-06

    Closed tracker #2949807 which calls for storing the username and password which I think would be covered by this same thing.

     
  • David Benn
    David Benn
    2011-07-27

    Whether to save files as CSV or TSV should be a pref.

     
  • David Benn
    David Benn
    2011-07-28

    The TSV vs CSV issue has gone away since I have extended the save-as file dialog to ask for field delimiter selection.

     
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