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From Delos <>
Subject Re: [Need review] The mock UI for displaying bundle information
Date Wed, 16 Dec 2009 02:39:18 GMT
*Thanks Rex.

There is a method "getRequiringBundles()" in BundleStateMbean defined in RFC
139. I hope to get the bundle list for Jack's request. Do you think it has
taken #1 into account?*

2009/12/16 Rex Wang <>

> 2009/12/15 Jack Cai <>
> Nice work. A few comments -
>> 1. Better add a "filter" or alike text before textbox D
>> 2. Area B is a little far away from the selection checkboxes, suggest to
>> move them closer. By design, users always need to select some bundles by
>> checking the check boxes and then move the mouse to the action buttons in B.
>> So the nearer, the better
>> 3. It looks like the buddle information page is pretty lightweight. Have
>> we considered to embed it into the list page? As a pop up or expandable
>> area...
>> 4. Might want to add paging function
>> 5. Might want to use icon to show the status
>> Also, will it be interesting to show what other bundles are currently
>> using a certain bundle?
> There are three kinds of "using":
> 1. import-package/required-bundle wiring
> 2. service wiring
> 3. geronimo bundle dependency
> for #1, that means a view to show which one imports the packages the bundle
> exports.
> for #2, I think we don't need to care about that, because even if a service
> provider bundle is uninstalled, the bundle using the service object can
> still run without problems. OSGi framework will maintain the service object
> for this bundle until it un-gets the service.
> for #3, that is the current dependency viewer in the debug-view Portlet.
> So, do you mean the #1? That will be great to display such information.
> -Rex
>> -Jack
>> On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 5:19 PM, Delos <> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> OSGI Bundle is a new item for Geronimo admin console and RFC 139 defines
>>> many Mbeans used to get bundle information in OSGI environment. So it's
>>> necessary for admin console to show the information of OSGI bundles.
>>> Therefore, Rodger and I mocked up a couple of portlets. Here are some
>>> screenshots for the mock UI. As you can see, we have two portlets here, to
>>> show the bundle list and bundle information. It's a initial draft based on
>>> Dojo widgets without full javascript implementation.
>>> Screenshot 1:
>>> Screenshot 2:
>>> In the attachment, 1 is the bundle list portlet, while 2 is the bundle
>>> information portlet. Bundle list portlet gives a list of installed
>>> bundles;besides, the portlet also allow user to stop/start/uninstall
>>> bundles. Bundle information portlet is much simpler, it only display the
>>> bundle information in OSGI framework. Mbeans defined in RFC 139 is a way to
>>> obtain the information.
>>> For better illustration, I added some markers (A,B,C,D,E) in snapshot 1.
>>> A - With these widgets, user can install any bundle from file system. If
>>> "start" is checked, the bundle will be started automatically after it's
>>> installed.Meanwhile, user can also specify the start level of this bundle.
>>> I'm not sure if the "Deploy New" portlet will be applicable for OSGI
>>> bundles, so I just mock the installation UI according to Web console of
>>> Felix.
>>> B - All the possible actions can be taken to bundles. Every bundle can be
>>> selected through the checkbox in front of it. Each time an action is taken
>>> to all the selected bundles. If the action is not applicable for some
>>> bundles, these bundles will be ignored.
>>> C - Each column in the table can be sorted by clicking the column header.
>>> The up arrow stands for sort asending while the down arrow stands for sort
>>> desending.
>>> D - The textbox here is used to filter bundles by symbolic name. Only the
>>> bundles with symbolic name containing specified text will be shown. If no
>>> text provided, all the bundles will show
>>> E - The drop down list here gives the possible status of an installed
>>> bundle - "resolved","starting","active","stopping". It's used to filter
>>> bundles by status. If one status is selected, only bundle with status the
>>> same as selected value will be shown. If no value is selected, all the
>>> bundles will be shown.
>>> That's all for the snapshot. Any comments?
>>> Thanks a lot!
>>> --
>>> Best Regards,
>>> Delos

Best Regards,


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