Stefan (metze) Metzmacher metze at samba.org
Mon Aug 22 06:03:37 GMT 2005

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Deryck Hodge schrieb:
> Tim Potter wrote:
> | On Sat, 2005-08-20 at 16:43 +1000, tridge at samba.org wrote:
> |
> |
> |>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' ?
> |
> |
> | Do we actually know what the people who actually use this want to do?
> |
> | I definitely suffer from the Samba Team disease of using neither Samba
> | nor Windows so I'm hardly in a position to recommend going either way.
> | (-:
> |
> | To put it another way, is the desktop app in a browser just another
> | flavour of the month or does it provide something that is more usable to
> | our users?
> |
> I'll have to be honest here and say that I don't really know what people
> want from SWAT, even after having asked around. :-)
> However, I do think this approach has more advantages than just the desktop
> simulation -- it's more responsive and allows multiple operations without
> the need for multiple pages.  The desktop look is just packaging, and that
> could be a bit flavor of the month.  But the usefulness of these kinds of
> asynchronous web apps is here to say, IMHO.

I also like the desktop style, and we can create really usefull applications with it!

But there's one thing that is maybe not so good, it seems that we would be able to manage multiple
server in one webpage, and that's cool, but we can only manage samba4 servers with it.
And other server only via a running samba4 server.

I think if we have such powerful tools, it should be possible to use them also for
managing windows servers when you're sitting on a linux workstation, that is part of a windows
domain. (And that without the need to run a samba4 server that proxies the requests)

Any ideas how to solve that?

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