Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat Aug 20 22:57:02 GMT 2005

On Sun, 2005-08-21 at 08:56 +1000, tridge at samba.org wrote:
> Deryck,
>  > This is the real advantage of this approach, I think -- that the user is
>  > not limited to our view of how the interface should be laid out and which
>  > "consoles" should be featured.  A sys admin could monitor smbd, manage
>  > users, etc. all at once.
> yep. I especially want to be able to have add-ons as little re-usable
> widgets without having to individually code them on each page. For
> example, the little smbd log widget would be great to have available
> on every page, which the user pops up when needed.
>  > This is a disadvantage of a desktop approach, but there are work arounds.
>  > Something along the lines of how Google maps provide a "Link to this page"
>  > link, i.e. pass variables into the url to provide a bookmark of the
>  > "Current Desktop View" or some similar approach.
> ok, that could work. Andrew, does that sound OK to you?


>  > One of the problems I'm having is that windows and inline widgets, etc.,
>  > have to be attached to a larger QxWidget to allow movement around the
>  > screen.  It makes more sense to me to allow movement around the entire
>  > browser window, but I don't see a way to do this in qooxdoo.  But it
>  > shouldn't be too hard to add the approrpiate listeners to the document
>  > object, rather than just individual widgets as qooxdoo does.
> ahh, so thats why I couldn't get it to work! How did you work this out
> btw? The qooxdoo docs are quite sparse, mostly just a list of
> attributes and methods. Did you read their source to work this out, or
> is there some magic approach to intuiting this sort of thing?
> I've added a qxwidget to the registry page now, and the little regedit
> window can now be dragged around within that area of the page.

I can't see anything on the qooxdoo page in SWAT, or on /dekstop.  Am I
doing something wrong?  (Which raises the real question:  Exactly how
portable is this, because it sounds great!).

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Samba Developer, SuSE Labs, Novell Inc.        http://suse.de
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College  http://hawkerc.net
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