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Some Suggested Features for Oryzer Studio

Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:52 am

Hello @Leslie and SYN team.
I think Oryzer Studio is a pretty cool and promising project, and after some time of using it here are a couple of features that I think would make things a little bit better.
  • The lower part of the window that displays the zoom in/out function doesn't display the first time you maximize the window. I believe this might be a bug of sorts. I feel like having the program in maximized mode on startup would be better.
  • A start-up page/window where you can select all your recent projects and create a new project, detailing all the information about your project like its name, size, date created, number of elements, file destination etc... much like Visual Studio or Syn Bot Studio.
  • A way to close or delete nodes or a simpler way to do so (Because so far I actually haven't found a way to).
  • That little trackpad thingy at the bottom right that's used to navigate around the canvas is cool and all, but I think a more traditional vertical and horizontal scroll bar would be a little more efficient.
  • SIML Documents should have tag suggestions and autocomplete like Syn Bot Studio.
  • I'm sure most people would be working with multiple SIML Documents, so a way to create folders or store a bunch of these SIML files into one place would be very, very convenient.
  • More tutorials, please. Especially on the different types of nodes and how to use them effectively
  • Should be able to export an entire project as an SIML file or package.
  • A way to resize node windows
  • The intent score should be more manipulatable i.e. If IntentScore < 0.6 get Fallback, else get AppropriateResponse
  • Fallbacks
Now I'm sure there are some in my list that you've already thought of or are working on rn, but if there's anything you believe would help things please add it to the subsequent releases! Cheers.

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Re: Some Suggested Features for Oryzer Studio

Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:26 pm

Thanks for the suggestions. I can see a chunk of them being considered for future iteration of Oryzer.

A couple of things to note:
  • I in entirety agree that more documentation is needed to enable developers leverage on Oryzer.
  • You can Pan and Zoom using the Middle Mouse button.
  • You can delete a node by pressing the Delete key.
  • Oryzer is going to be abstracted from the constructs of SIML language so every project would indeed be saved as a workspace .west file for now. Maybe an additional node feature can be provided later on to export data as SIML file or package.
  • Resizing of Nodes is already a feature we are tinkering with.
  • As node logic is bound to the design architecture of Oscova. Controlling intent invocation is going to be left to back-end bot configuration.

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