Opening KAR or opening workflow under KAR behaves differently.
If I create a new workflow and save it as Foo.kar, then when I search for "foo, I will find a KAR called Foo.kar which has a Foo workflow in it.
If I open Foo.kar by right-clicking on it, make a change, and choose to save, then Foo.kar itself is modified.
In contrast, if I open the Foo workflow by right clicking on it, make a change, and choose to save, then the Save As dialog is opened instead.
This is unnecessarily confusing, and in my view is a user interface bug.
#1 Updated by jianwu jianwu about 8 years ago
I can re-produce this phenomena. Another difference is that Foo.kar cannot be drag-and-drop into canvas, but the Foo workflow under Foo.kar can do it.
I think the reason is that the objects in the two actions are different. The first is kar file, and the second is the xml in the kar.
Since Kar file might have other files except the workflow xml, especially in reporting suite, I think this phenomena is reasonable.
I changed it to be enhancement.