Feature request #5381
Info panel or tab for user feedback
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||No||Resolution:||fixed/implemented|
|Easy fix?:||No||Copied to github as #:||15061|
Information not requiring immediate user interaction should not be displayed as pop-up (modal) dialogs, but in a separate panel. The former interrupts the user's workflow.
cf. KDE & Windows human interface guidelines.
#3 Updated by Camilo Polymeris about 8 years ago
Those too, perhaps, but I meant stuff like failure messages. E.g. if a parameter is missing, no dialog should pop up, but a message displayed in a panel/statusbar and the missing parameters highlighted.
This brings us to a related issue: I think, there should be more subclasses of GeoAlgorithmExcecutionException (if there are, where?) to better describe what went wrong (missing parameter, value out of bounds, unsupported format, etc.), so that the GUI may react accordingly, informing the user.