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From Hernan Cunico <hcun...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Plan Creator for Web Apps - Implementation Complete!
Date Wed, 09 Jan 2008 22:14:50 GMT
Hi All,
I think this tool is extremely cool and will save a lot of time, specially for new users.

I've been working on some doc for this wizard, here is the link

http://cwiki.apache.org/GMOxDOC21/deployment-plan-creator.html

It is far from complete but pls send your input.

Cheers!
Hernan


Shiva Kumar H R wrote:
> 
> 
> On Jan 4, 2008 8:22 PM, Hernan Cunico <hcunico@gmail.com 
> <mailto:hcunico@gmail.com>> wrote:
> 
>     Shiva Kumar H R wrote:
>      >
>      > On Jan 3, 2008 10:02 PM, Hernan Cunico <hcunico@gmail.com
>     <mailto:hcunico@gmail.com>
>      > <mailto: 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?
> 
> Wow! Amazing idea Hernan. It never flashed to me. Let me look at how 
> this can be implemented.
> 
> Paul/others,
> Any hints how this can be achieved.
> 
> 
>     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
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Thanks,
> Shiva

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