Had a great meeting with Zoe Cooper just now. As usual, I talked to darn much. (Sorry Zoe!) But thought I would post here one open question I had and which Zoe was also a bit unclear on, likely until she speaks with Antonin in more depth. But here's my bit of worry or suggestions.
@zoecooper I looked at some of the forum posts again and the blog post which states:
As OpenRefine's lead designer, she will initially focus on improving the platform's Operation History as part of a project funded by the EOSS-5 grant. She will also continue to develop OpenRefine's design practice, following the work initiated by Lozana Rossenova and Lydia Amadi Chinyere through last summer's Outreachy internship.
So right, the Operation History covers several things, but user facing it's the Undo/Redo.
1. I'd be very curious what other user facing components that @antonin_d has in mind that addresses the Operation History?
Please post in the forum dev/design category, after you and @antonin_d speak and ideally an initial draft design document would be nice to share and put a link on the forum post as well. I understand it's a work in progress, but I think it's important that we are clear on what parts of the "Operation History" you will be tasked with design/redesigning. If it's only the Undo/Redo (and maybe helping with a DAG design, directed acyclic graph approach, or node approach, then that's fine and could mimic how Git branching is handled somewhat, and how reordering operations could be performed and visualized.)
2. So here's the link to the currently categorized list of undo/redo/history issues...
I think it would be great if you and Antonin could somehow add a new label to any of them (even temporary) that lets the community see which of those and any new ones...that you will be addressing as part of the first 6 months hire? or tag with a label of EOSS5? Does that make sense folks?
Anyways, I realized I talked way to fast during our meeting ! and I promise to slow down next time. I was just super excited to meet you and more excited to have a new designer on the OpenRefine team!