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From Rex Wang <>
Subject Re: [Need review] The mock UI for displaying bundle information
Date Wed, 16 Dec 2009 02:25:07 GMT
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
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.


> -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

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