User Interfaces

You can access and manage the FlowTracer subsystem in multiple ways. This table explains the four different user interfaces. Mix and match which ones you use.

User Interface Description Features
Command Line Interface The Command Line Interface is the set of programs you can run from the shell command line. These programs form a rich set of operations with command line parameters that provide detailed control of each task. Some tasks such as creating projects can only be done using a CLI command. Enables automation of work. Commands can be run from a script.
Graphical User Interface The Graphical User Interface is a custom application client using the client/server architecture. You use this program to have a clean, visual way of accessing the dependency graph, so you can control and manage the tracing of jobs. The graphical interface gives you a convenient way to do ad hoc activities for monitoring and controlling the processing. Interactive. Offers full and immediate control.
Browser Interface The browser interface is a web based application built into the FlowTracer system. The FlowTracer system provides the web server and web application as part of the standard installation. The server and application is accessed by a URL to the host. This web application provides a form based interface to access and manage the FlowTracer processing using the browser as your client program.

The browser based web application includes links to the documentation.

Easy to use. Part of the normal install.
Tcl Tcl is the language of choice for writing scripts to manage the FlowTracer system. The FlowTracer system provides a useful set of Tcl extensions that can be used by custom written Tcl scripts to access and manage processing.

You can write Tcl scripts that have full control over FlowTracer processing, including the development of new shell command line commands.

Programmable, extensible. Most useful to advanced users.