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From "Shiva Kumar H R" <>
Subject Re: Plan Creator for Web Apps - Implementation Complete!
Date Fri, 04 Jan 2008 11:14:25 GMT
On Jan 3, 2008 10:02 PM, Hernan Cunico <> 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
*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

> - 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

> 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.
> >
> >
> > 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


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