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From "Shiva Kumar H R" <shiv...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Plan Creator for Web Apps - Implementation Complete!
Date Sat, 05 Jan 2008 05:39:13 GMT
On Jan 4, 2008 8:22 PM, Hernan Cunico <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>> 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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