Simo Sorce idra at samba.org
Sat Aug 20 23:08:37 GMT 2005

On Sat, 2005-08-20 at 09:46 -0500, Deryck Hodge wrote:

> | Probably the most significant thing this would gain us is the ability
> | to open multiple independent widgets at once. So for example, I
> | currently have open two registry viewers at once, one looking at the
> | local samba4 registry, and the other looking at a remote w2k3
> | registry. Both appear on the same page.
> 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.

Right, the desktop approach is great for management software.

> 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.

This is a very good idea, will solve the problem for people that want to
bookmark pages, but it is also extremely useful as a way to save "views"
for advanced users, so that one can drop down a "views" menu and have
multiple bookmarked desktop setups to monitor various things.

> |
> | Anyone else have any comments on this? How important is it to keep
> | SWAT 'web-like'? Or should we fully embrace the new age of 'desktop
> | apps in a browser' ?
> Yes, please... comments are welcome.  I did this more as an exercise of
> what qooxdoo could do, and it was just fun.  I was doing multiple reg
> editors as well.

I tried it a bit while just rude it seem very promising, one thing I
think would be great is the ability to open windows from multiple samba4
servers into a single swat desktop, that would make monitoring/managing
multiple servers a very pleasant experience, and a very powerful tool.


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