Visual Panels debut

Long ago, I mentioned I was working on creating Java APIs for SMF. Well, the blogless David Bustos and I have done just that... and a bunch more. Check out the OpenSolaris Visual Panels page to read about our project to simplify end-user configuration on Solaris.

In addition to the aforementioned SMF interfaces, you will find:

  • A prototype GUI. It ain't pretty, but it demonstrates some of the integration we'd like to achieve.

  • A basic SMF service MBean. The GUI actually uses JMX instead of direct calls to our APIs as much as possible.

  • Source for all this, so you can rip out the parts you don't like and replace them. Or finish the parts we didn't. Or just fix our bugs.

Now stop reading this, and go look at some screenshots.

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It would be nice if you could click on web page of SMF error.

Posted by Iouri on February 06, 2006 at 02:32 PM PST #

Hi louri,

If you're talking about the web page listed in the anomalies list, you should be able to bring up the page by double-clicking on the entry. We do use <tt>gnome-open</tt> internally, so if for some reason <tt>gnome-open</tt> doesn't work for you, that might explain the malfunction.

If you're talking about elsewhere in the GUI, then you're right: it would be nice if we could bring up the web page. Ulitmately, we would like the equivalent of the "Anomalies" tab and the "Service Manager" to be tightly integrated, both functionally and visually. That is, you should be able to go directly from an Anomaly to the appropriate panel in the Service Manager, and the the information provided by both should be consistent and look the same. We haven't yet reached that point, unfortunately.

Thanks for the feedback, and please let us know if you're still seeing problems.

Posted by Dave on February 06, 2006 at 04:55 PM PST #

PS: I've fixed the screenshots page so that it tells you to do the right thing.

Posted by Dave on February 06, 2006 at 05:19 PM PST #

Can the GUI you are developing for SMF administration be incorporated into the Java Web Console which currently GUIizes ZFS administration? One tool, many uses.

Posted by Ron Halstead on April 26, 2006 at 02:02 AM PDT #

The GUI we're working on is actually intended to be more general than just an SMF GUI, but if someone wanted to add SMF support to the Java Web Console, it should be pretty easy for them to take the SMF components we're working on and do so.

Posted by Dave on April 26, 2006 at 04:18 AM PDT #

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