the miniquire sidebar showing assistance.

It consists of these panels:

  • global search - allowing to search in PIMO and resources
  • PIMOOverview - all classes / instances browseable
  • Context - what have i clicked recently, what is interesting at the moment?
  • ( mini-browser - short overview of a thing, showing relations of the thing )

bogus GUI features:

  • The Overview to the left is based on the PIM-Ontology; it shows:
    • Classes: e.g. Person, Project, Place, Topic
    • Instances: e.g. Leo, Dominik
    • Sub-Class relations between Classes: e.g. Project -> short-project
    • Part-of relations between Instances: e.g. SemWeb -> SemDesktop
  • The search provides two possibilities:
    • Gnowsis complete
    • Wikitology
  • The JList with resources consists of Documents / Resources that are about the selected class (e.g. gnowsis) and lists grouped (sorted) by whatever necessary (IMPORTANT: this are only pointers to the douments / resources!!):
    • Appointments
    • Emails
    • etc.
  • The Container shows the "hasContainer" relations
  • The relations that are shown consist only of PIM-Ontology classes and instances (no resources!!!) and describe relations to other concepts / topics
  • Interaction features:
    • The Overview provides possibillities of adding / deleting / renaming classes subclasses and instances
    • The search (that embeds the browser in the window) is split up in two result classes: 1)Concepts 2)Resources
    • Wiki-Word and Wiki-Text can be edited
    • Resources can be added via drag 'n drop (auto-categorisation will be made) or via the linker's "link to concept"-button; in both cases the added resource should be focused after inserting. Furthermore can resources also be removed via delete
    • Containers can be added via drag 'n drop or datasource explorer. They also can be renamed or opended (exec).
    • Relations can be added via drag 'n drop

Mini-Browser (only an idea, not implemented)

(this is new) Below the overview and context, a browser will show information about the clicked thing. Should list all resources tagged and all relations, just to quickly browse without opening the PimoThingEditor

Gunnar says: I reckon the MiniquireGui was maybe the worst part of the original gnowsis - the many panels really make no sense. KISS! These should at LEAST be tabs - and maybe be configurable/hidable. Someone make a mockup - and we can have a more concrete discussion.

Maybe better than this list of "panels" - list what functions this is supposed to provide (in relation to the UseCases?) and we can "design" it more properly!

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