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From Adam Taft <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Feature proposal: Read-only mode as default
Date Sat, 08 Aug 2015 03:44:03 GMT
Alternative suggestion:  undo

It shouldn't be too hard to keep multiple diffs of the flow.xml around to
allow for some sort of undo capabilities.  What are the thoughts or
concerns for supporting undo?

On Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 10:31 PM, Joe Witt <> wrote:

> Team,
> We've been hearing from users of nifi that it is too easy to
> accidentally move something on the flow or delete large portions of
> the flow.  This is the case when panning the screen for example and
> accidentally having a processor selected instead.
> What is worth consideration then is the notion of making the flow
> 'read-only' by default.  In this case the user would need to
> explicitly 'enable edit mode'.  We would then also support a
> confirmation dialog or similar construct whenever deleting components
> on the flow.
> Anyone have a strong objection to this concept?  If so, do you have an
> alternative in mind that would help avoid accidental movement?
> Thanks
> Joe

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