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From Dan Gravell <elstensoftw...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: Using the management interface to deploy distros to targets
Date Tue, 09 Apr 2013 12:38:19 GMT
Thanks Marcel...

> Hi all. I just built and ran up the latest version of the server from SVN
> > trunk. I've got some questions... mainly about the UI.
> >
> > What do "retrieve", "store" and "revert" do? Is there some notion of
> local,
> > uncommitted data?
>
> Yes. The idea is similar to a version control system:
>
> 1. First you retrieve the latest state from the server into your
> "workspace".
>
> 2. Then you edit that data until you are happy with the changes.
>
> 3. Finally you store your changes to make them take effect (or revert if
> not).
>
> > How do I uninstall a distro from an agent? "-" buttons do nothing. "x"
> > removes a target but then it re-appears, disassociated. Even though it
> > appears disassociated to the distro the bundles are still installed on
> the
> > target.
>
> You make associations by drag and drop.
>
> Removing them is a bit less intuitive. You select one hand of the
> association, then move your mouse to the other hand (which should be
> highlighted at this point) and press the "-" to just remove the association.
>

On this, what is the relationship with retrieve/store/revert and
associating with targets? Are changes only pushed out once 'store' is
clicked?

Also, if I uninstall one distro and install another, I assume only the
changed bundles are uninstalled/installed?

Dan

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