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From "Emmanuel Venisse" <emmanuel.veni...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Updated: (CONTINUUM-1669) User Interface improvements
Date Thu, 03 Apr 2008 22:13:59 GMT
On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 11:03 PM, Jesse McConnell <jesse.mcconnell@gmail.com>
wrote:

> the other thing to consider about GWT is that the basics are just 'good
> enough' to get very far in the design and layout of the page...to really
> get
> a sweet looking webapp you _really_ need to start looking into other
> component libraries like GWT-Ext or MyGWT both of which I think are
> license
> friendly.


I wanted to look at them, but they are under LGPL :(


> It is also easy to get into just as convoluted mess as we have with the
> webwork setup.  Also on the table in this layer of design is the messaging
> bus of the webapp client side where I would recommend the setup I have
> been
> working with on the jetty side of things where we would use cometd for a
> long-polling connection, then the server side can initiate push events
> back
> to the client when something happens that the client should be notified
> about.  The communication back and forth is in JSON which is a simple
> format
> for data going back and forth across the wire.  Its a pretty nice setup
> and
> scales nicely.


I don't know cometd.
About JSON,  I think it  would be good to use it because it is a "standard"
that can be used by lot of tools: GWT, Adobe AIR, YUI...

>
>
> Lots of things to consider once we decide to reinvent the ui.


sure


> jesse
>
> On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 4:44 PM, Emmanuel Venisse <
> emmanuel.venisse@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > I don't think we'll can work a lot about GWT in 1.2 with all issues
> > targeted
> > to this version, but we can include some GWT components. I think to the
> > file
> > browser in the working copy page and a user friendly page to write a
> > schedule with for example a text part where it will be write in human
> text
> > the definition of the cron expression like "This schedule will run every
> > hour".
> >
> > About my GWT test, I created something few months ago. It is some things
> > about how to show all informations about groups/projects/builds at one
> > place
> > without to click on few pages to see informations. If user want more
> > information, it click on the link in the menu (blank page for now :) ).
> > You
> > can see my work there:
> > http://people.apache.org/~evenisse/continuum_gwt/Continuum.html<http://people.apache.org/%7Eevenisse/continuum_gwt/Continuum.html>
> <http://people.apache.org/%7Eevenisse/continuum_gwt/Continuum.html>
> >
> > I don't think it should be the result we want, but it can be something
> to
> > start discussion.
> >
> > Emmanuel
> >
> > On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 3:27 AM, Rahul Thakur <
> rahul.thakur.xdev@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > I know it sounds crazy, but I'd still like to work through the UI and
> > > rework it using GWT for 1.2/1.3 ;-)
> > >
> > > Emmanuel - do you want to talk about the work you did with the GWT UI?
> I
> > > did some work as well but its in my local SVN.
> > >
> > > Does any one has any other thoughts on this? Changes/improvements in
> UI
> > > design from a usability perspective?
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > > Rahul
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Brett Porter wrote:
> > >
> > > > Sure, if someone is working on it :)
> > > >
> > > > On 02/04/2008, at 8:40 PM, Rahul Thakur wrote:
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > Should we target this for 1.2/1.3 instead?
> > > > >
> > > > > Rahul
> > > > >
> > > > > Brett Porter (JIRA) wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > [
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> >
> http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/CONTINUUM-1669?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel
> > > > > > ]
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Brett Porter updated CONTINUUM-1669:
> > > > > > ------------------------------------
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Fix Version/s: 2.0
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >  User Interface improvements
> > > > > > > ---------------------------
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Key: CONTINUUM-1669
> > > > > > > URL: http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/CONTINUUM-1669
> > > > > > > Project: Continuum
> > > > > > > Issue Type: Improvement
> > > > > > > Reporter: Rahul Thakur
> > > > > > > Fix For: 2.0
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Refer to detailed discussion here:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > http://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/CONTINUUMDEV/UI+improvements
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Brett Porter
> > > > brett@apache.org
> > > > http://blogs.exist.com/bporter/
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> >
>
>
>
> --
> jesse mcconnell
> jesse.mcconnell@gmail.com
>

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