[Python-apps-team] Bug#487864: mayavi2: please implement a way to save PLOT3DReader properties default values

Francesco Poli frx at firenze.linux.it
Tue Jun 24 16:26:10 UTC 2008

Package: mayavi2
Version: 2.1.1-5
Severity: wishlist


When reading data from PLOT3D files, I have to set PLOT3DReader
properties in a dialog box, just after choosing which files to read.

This is nice and really useful (among other things, to fix bug
However setting those properties over and over again is a bit
boring, especially if you often deal with similarly created
PLOT3D files: you always have to set the same properties (changing
few values from time to time, e.g.: Gamma or Two Dimensional Geometry)

It would be really practical if there were a way to save default
values for PLOT3DReader properties.
Something like a "Save as default" button in the dialog box,
so that, next time the dialog box pops up, it will be preloaded
with the default values you chose, and you'll simply have to change
few properties for unusual cases!
Ideally those default values should be saved somewhere under
~/.enthought/ , thus becoming default values even for successive
mayavi2 sessions, rather than just for the current one.

I hope this feature is not too difficult to implement and can
be added soon.

Thanks for considering.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages mayavi2 depends on:
ii  libc6                        2.7-10      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  python                       2.5.2-1     An interactive high-level object-o
ii  python-central               0.6.7       register and build utility for Pyt
ii  python-enthought-traits      2.0.4-2     Manifest typing and reactive progr
ii  python-enthought-traits-ui   2.0.4-3     User interface related modules for
ii  python-numpy                 1:1.1.0-1   Numerical Python adds a fast array
ii  python-pkg-resources         0.6c8-3     Package Discovery and Resource Acc
ii  python-vtk                   5.0.4-1+b1  Python bindings for VTK
ii  python-wxgtk2.6     wxWidgets Cross-platform C++ GUI t
ii  python2.5                    2.5.2-6     An interactive high-level object-o

mayavi2 recommends no packages.

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