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From Hernan Cunico <hcun...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Plan Creator for Web Apps - Implementation Complete!
Date Fri, 04 Jan 2008 14:52:06 GMT
Shiva Kumar H R wrote:
> 
> On Jan 3, 2008 10:02 PM, Hernan Cunico <hcunico@gmail.com 
> <mailto:hcunico@gmail.com>> wrote:
> 
>     Hi Shiva,
>     here are some thoughts I believe may help improve usability.
> 
>     - Add a *Back* button on each screen. Currently the only option is
>     *Cancel* if you made a mistake while entering the data.
> 
> Currently browser's back button can be used for going back to the 
> previous screen. If it is not intuitive, let me know and I will add a 
> *Back *or *Previous *button. OR wait, the plan creator for EARs that I 
> am currently working on is Dojo 1.0 based, where instead of a sequence 
> of pages I am using Dojo tabs, and hence navigation becomes lot more 
> easier than Next/Previous buttons. If it comes up well I can implement 
> the same for web-apps as well. Let me come up with something that you 
> can also see and we will discuss this further.

I would rather avoid using browser's back button, specially when configuring something (most
of the time you end up loosing the info you already entered). 
Tabs should do the trick ;-)

> 
> 
>     - It would be cool to have the ability to create an additional
>     resource reference directly from the wizard. For example when
>     installing a DB app it would be nice to be able to create the JDBC
>     connection pool as well as specifying the resource ref name right
>     there. Currently it lists existing pools, maybe add a *New* button,
>     create the pool and then come back to the previous screen. Same
>     thing would be useful for JMS, java mail, etc.
> 
> Sure. That's my intention as well. I am yet to figure out how to achieve 
> this.

Would a "pop-up" with just a portlet for configuring the new resource work?

Cheers!
Hernan

> 
> 
>     I'll keep testing it and will provide more feedback. BTW, nice work!!!
> 
> Thanks :) for looking at it.
>  
> 
> 
> 
>     Cheers!
>     Hernan
> 
>     Shiva Kumar H R wrote:
>      > The Plan Creator portlet/wizard in Admin Console is now complete.
>      > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GERONIMO-3254
>      >
>      > Features:
>      > a) EJB, EJB Local, JDBC Connection Pool, JMS Connection Factory, JMS
>      > Destination, JavaMail Session & Web Service *References *declared
>     in the
>      > web-apps are auto discovered and users are asked to resolve them by
>      > listing Available Resources in the server environment to which
>     they can
>      > be linked.
>      > b) Above type of references declared inside the Java classes through
>      > *Annotations *are also auto discovered.
>      > c) Simplified configuration of *Security*.
>      >
>      > I have only done limited testing so please raise any issues you might
>      > face while using.
>      >
>      > I am next working on handling EJB jars. Since most of the
>     infrastructure
>      > code is already in place, this should be complete in the next 1 or 2
>      > weeks (ready to be included in 2.1 release).
>      >
>      > Comments/Feedback/Suggestions Welcome.
>      >
>      > --
>      > Thanks,
>      > Shiva
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Thanks,
> Shiva

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