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From Francesco Chicchiriccò <>
Subject Re: Some comments on Connectors
Date Thu, 24 Mar 2016 09:25:36 GMT
On 23/03/2016 17:55, Colm O hEigeartaigh wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 4:35 PM, Francesco Chicchiriccò <>
>> a) I filed a bug (SYNCOPE-805) for when the user doesn't specify a
>>> destination realm for a pull task. However, I wonder if it would it be
>>> possible for the user to select the destination realm from a drop-down
>>> list?
>> Sounds good: can you suggest this as alternative fix for SYNCOPE-805?
> Done.


>>> b) When running Syncope via a Maven archetype + mvn -Pembedded (using the core
main, not test, configuration) I don't see anything relating to
>>> "Extensions" in the UI. I see it when I download the standalone
>>> distribution though. Perhaps the default configuration for the archetype
>>> needs to be updated to reference Camel etc?
>> The idea is to not enable extensions (nor Camel nor Swagger UI, which are
>> the extensions currently available) by default; maybe an idea is to add a
>> further "all" profile - similarly to what we do with fit/core-reference so
>> that one can run
>> * mvn -Pembedded to get the environment without extensions
>> * mvn -Pembedded,all to get the environment with extensions
> Yep that'd be great.

I have opened SYNCOPE-810.

>>> c) I noticed here (
>>> that half of the artifacts start with "apache-syncope" and the other half
>>> with "syncope". Any reason why they are not all starting with
>>> "apache-syncope" for consistency?
>> Essentially, .deb packages have the "apache-syncope" prefix rather than
>> "syncope" - as all other artifacts, which take the name off of Maven
>> modules, do instead.
>> We might want to change the .deb packages prefix to "syncope" (and
>> generated directories as /etc/apache-syncope, /var/log/apache-syncope etc)
>> for consistency; anyway, this is following the practice we have since 1.2.0.
> Ok thanks for the explanation. TBH I wouldn't bother changing things, it's
> just a trivial issue really.

Fine: if others want, I don't see any troubles in renaming .deb packages.


> On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 3:56 PM, Colm O hEigeartaigh <>
>>> wrote:
>>> Answers inline:
>>>> On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 3:49 PM, Francesco Chicchiriccò <
>>>>> wrote:
>>>> On 22/03/2016 15:09, Colm O hEigeartaigh wrote:
>>>>> a) In the "Capabilities" tab, the header is "capabilitiesPalette" which
>>>>>> seems a bit unnecessary IMO. An "all" checkbox would possibly be
>>>>>> here which would select all of the other checkboxes.
>>>>>> Agree: would you mind opening an improvement for this?
>>>> b) In the "Configuration" tab, it's not clear to me what the On/Off
>>>>>> buttons
>>>>>> mean?
>>>>> As for 1.2, such buttons sets the possibility to override the related
>>>>> properties in the resources using the given connector.
>>>>> I agree it is not clear now: again, could you please take care of filing
>>>>> another improvement for this?
>>>> c) In previous Syncope versions, one could hover over the textfields IIRC
>>>>>> and get an explanation as to what the configuration item meant. However
>>>>>> this is not working, unless I am missing something.
>>>>>> Once more, I agree with you; third required improvement in a row.
>>>> d) Not related to Connectors, but I noticed that all of the table
>>>>> listings
>>>>>> in the UI have both the header and footer containing the column names.
>>>>>> IMO
>>>>>> it would be sufficient just to have the header there.
>>>>>> This was set according to the Admin LTE template that we have chosen
>>>>> for
>>>>> the new admin console: see [1]; however, as you can imagine, we can
>>>>> easily
>>>>> revert to the single-header version; it's more a matter of taste.
>>>> Sure, it's not an important issue anyway.
>>>> Colm.
>>>> WDYT?
>>>>> Regards.
>>>>> [1]

Francesco Chicchiriccò

Tirasa - Open Source Excellence

Involved at The Apache Software Foundation:
member, Syncope PMC chair, Cocoon PMC, Olingo PMC, CXF committer

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