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  1. Felix
  2. FELIX-3769

Improve the way Web Console UI manages growing number of plugins.

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    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: webconsole-4.0.0
    • Fix Version/s: webconsole-4.2.0
    • Component/s: Web Console
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      Description

      Something needs to be done about growing number of web console plugins. Currently the UI displays a tab for each plugin. This makes the UI cluttered as more and more plugins are added. To address the tabs should be replaced with a tree structure or a drop-down menu.

      Felix Meschberger has proposed the following on the dev list to implement this.

      "* Plugins registered as services may have a "felix.webconsole.category" property
      indicating the category. Plugins not registering this property will be placed in
      the default category

      • AbstractWebConsolePlugin is ammended with a getCategory() method, which may
        overwritten by implementations. The default implementation in the
        AbstractWebConsolePlugin class returns the default category
      • A default category can be configured
      • Categories are simple strings such as "OSGi" or relative paths such as
        "Sling/Main". Relative paths define multi-level trees. I think in general a
        single level is probably enough. Maybe we can start with just supporting a
        single level (so just plain strings).
      • Translation of categories is such that each segment in the path (or the
        complete string if there is no sub-categories) is converted into a translation
        label by prefixing with "category.". So the translation for the "OSGi" category
        would be found with the translation string "category.OSGi".
      • The plugin navigation is refactored to move it to the left and render it as a
        tree structure (I assume we can use the JQuery treetable plugin)."

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          Henry Saginor
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          Henry Saginor

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              • Assignee:
                fmeschbe Felix Meschberger
                Reporter:
                hsaginor@gmail.com Henry Saginor
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