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0000429ascendpygtk guipublic2013-02-26 13:39
Reporterjohn 
Assigned Tojohn 
PrioritynormalSeverityfeatureReproducibilityN/A
Status assignedResolutionopen 
Product Version0.9.7 
Target Version0.9.9Fixed in Version 
Summary0000429: default units often not very useful
DescriptionIn the PyGTK GUI, the default units used to represent values are not very useful. For example, the GUI shows units of energy rate using some combination of m, kg, s instead of W, which would be much more intuitive and expected.

The problem is that the units system is completely automated, so there is no single clear place where should place these default units of measurement.

An idea might be to use the ATOM declaration for each particular type description. We could use the units of the specified default value, assuming we can access that data from the PyGTK GUI. Perhaps some C-level code would be required to implement this. But it shouldn't be too hard, and it would help a lot for new users.

(Note that ASCEND remembers a user's preferred units of measurement for each atom type, so this bug is less annoying for regular users).
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john

2012-02-06 05:33

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Saheb Motiani is working on this.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-03-22 22:14 john New Issue
2010-03-22 22:15 john Description Updated
2010-03-23 18:24 john Target Version => 0.9.8
2011-02-22 12:00 john Target Version 0.9.8 => 1.0
2011-02-23 21:23 john Relationship added related to 0000479
2012-02-06 05:33 john Note Added: 0000814
2012-02-06 05:33 john Assigned To => john
2012-02-06 05:33 john Status new => assigned
2012-03-08 09:12 john Sticky Issue No => Yes
2012-03-08 09:12 john Sticky Issue Yes => No
2013-02-26 13:39 john Target Version 1.0 => 0.9.9