Tasks in the UI

Changed in version 8.0.0.

Cylc workflow graphs can be very large, even infinite for cycling workflows with no final cycle point. Consequently the UI often can’t display “all of the tasks” at once. Instead, it displays tasks that belong to a graph-based window extending a configured number of graph edges out from active tasks.

The n = 0 or active task window includes:

The default window extent is n = 1, i.e. tasks out to one graph edge from current active tasks.

Tasks ahead of the n=0 window are displayed by the UI as waiting but the scheduler is not actively managing them yet.



The graph-based active task window is intended to display the essential information without overwhelming the UI. Even very large workflows typically do not have a massive number of tasks active at once.