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New features of the Web Evaluation System

We announce features to comment your results, keep an overview of the versions used, and how to provide warning messages during a bug fix.
Added by Oliver Kunst over 4 years ago

Dear MiKlippers!

We are happy to announce several new features of the evaluation system.

The new features at a short glance:
  • Adding a title to your results
  • Writing and leaving notes and comments belonging to the results.
  • The tool's repository version is saved in the history.
  • Developers can easily issue error messages and warnings.

Adding a title to your results

We put our hands on the result section to improve your workflow.
When you love tabbed browsing you certainly know the confusion
looking for a specific result between several tabs showing the same tool name.

Now, you can add a caption to your results page acting as title. On the result
page you find the button "add caption" which allows you to set a title for your
results. When you mark the "default" option, this caption will be shown to
everyone. We recommend to set a default caption before you share your
results.

You can also set the caption when starting a tool. Therefore a new field "caption"
appears at the bottom of the web interface. An "analyze --caption 'my genius title' --tool ...."
does the same from command line.

Writing and leaving notes and comments belonging to the results

A new section appears in the results called "Notes". There you can leave comments,
remarks and short notes. You can choose whether the comment should be private and
only be seen by yourself or if you would like to share this comment with the other
MiKilp members.

For team work a strategy could be to share the results after setting a caption
and gather the feedback in the notes section. Feel free to play around with the new
features.

The tool's repository version is saved in the history

Since all the tools underlying a lively development process, it could be hard to
reproduce some old results with new tool versions. The version management system git
keeps track of all the versions. Recently, the system stores the repository and git version
of your tool in the history. If you would like to know which version you used for an experiment
take a look to the configuration section of the results. The button "Additional Information"
reveals the version.

Developers can easily issue error messages and warnings

Last but not least we implemented a feature for developers to issue warnings and
error messages. When discovering a bug you probably would like to inform users that there
is an issue you are working on or even worse you have to shut down a tool
while fixing a severe bug. Please, contact us if you would like to use the option to
issue error messages and warnings and see also:
https://code.zmaw.de/projects/miklip-d-integration/wiki/Warnings_and_Errors

Sincerely,
your INTEGRATION Team


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