Clean-up support

Configurations, especially for continuing projects with multiple contributors, tend to expand to a level that the overview on the whole configuration get lost. Configuration parts are added, but less attention is given to removing unused parts of the configuration/source data. Partly this is because it is not always clear which items/data are still 'in use'.

We've planned to support the user in finding out unused parts of the configuration/source data. We will start with what is already possible, especially with the metascript functions.

The aim will not be a full automatic clean-up procedure as:

  • there is no objective manner to find out if configuration parts/data are not useful anymore.
  • cleaning up configuration files automatically would also mean reformatting, which we think can better be done by the modeller.

    Details of the planned changes can be found at mantis issue 1092

    Furthermore, further support for finding all used data sources with the Source Descr Tab in the detail pages, will be considered and/or clarified.

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