Chart stacking

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kdr
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Chart stacking

Post by kdr »

Hi guys,

is possible to reintroduce stacked charts in the Performance Charts tab?
https://imgur.com/a/P6NzZeY
This was a cool feature present YourKit Java profiler till 2022.9.

I have to say the old chart renderer was better than the new one: more readable (stacking series on a single chart means there are fewer charts, and colored series helped to discern series) and more responsible (lagging is noticeable in the new UI; I run the profiler in a VM, without GPU support).

Regards,
kdr
Vladimir Kondratyev
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Re: Chart stacking

Post by Vladimir Kondratyev »

Thank you for your valuable feedback regarding our recent design update. We understand that changes in user interface can initially feel unfamiliar, and we appreciate your patience.

We wanted to address your concerns and explain our decision to not revert to the previous design:

1) In the old design, the stacking of different values like KiB and GiB on the same graph led to clutter and overlap, making it difficult to distinguish individual data points. In our new design, we have allocated each value its own separate graph. This approach significantly improves clarity, allowing for more precise examination and analysis of each data set without the confusion of overlapping lines.

2) We have taken users feedback regarding the oversized tooltips in the old design seriously. In the previous interface, the tooltips were indeed too large, often covering a significant portion of the screen and obstructing the view. Our new design addresses this issue by featuring more compact and streamlined tooltips. These redesigned tooltips provide the necessary information without overwhelming the screen space, enhancing the overall usability and visual appeal of the graphs.

3) The new design is not just about visual updates; it brings substantial improvements in speed, responsiveness, and additional features like graph zooming and spike smoothing. These enhancements aim to offer a more efficient, user-friendly experience. We encourage you to continue exploring the new UI. With familiarity, we believe you will appreciate the intuitive and improved functionality it offers.

We are dedicated to continuous improvement and user satisfaction. While we do not plan to revert to the previous design, we are always open to constructive feedback and committed to enhancing our platform for all users.

Please feel free to reach out for further assistance or to share any additional feedback you may have.

Best regards,
Vladimir Kondratyev
YourKit GmbH
http://www.yourkit.com
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kdr
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Re: Chart stacking

Post by kdr »

Thank you for your response.
I'll stick with 2022.9 for now I guess. Unfortunately, the new UI feels sluggish and is barely usable for me. I thought it might be possible to give users an option to choose between the old and new charts. Series stacking is a neat feature that would make sense in the new renderer too.

Regards
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