1. Geronimo
  2. GERONIMO-4950

Improve usability of Geronimo Console


    • Type: Improvement Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 3.0.0
    • Fix Version/s: 3.0.0
    • Component/s: console
    • Security Level: public (Regular issues)
    • Labels:


      1. re-structure the navigation tree to make it collapsible, the tree level should be less than 3;
      2. re-organize the available tree items into new groups, here is a sample list for implementation:

      • Application Server
        • Geronimo Kernel (put Information, Java System Info, Thread Pool and Shutdown portlets in the same page here)
        • Web Server
        • JMS Server
        • EJB Server
        • Derby server
        • New server assembly
      • Applications
        • Deploy New (Suggest to merge in the plan creator, so that users can either choose to use an existing plan file, or create a new one using the wizard)
        • User applications (merge WAR, EAR and Client, maybe bundles in the 3.0?)
        • Plugins
      • Resources
        • DB pools
        • JMS Resources
        • J2EE Connectors
        • Jar aliases
        • Repository
      • Security
        • Users and Groups
        • Keystores
        • Certificate Authority
        • Security Realms
      • Monitoring and Troubleshooting
        • Monitoring
        • Logs(Include server logs and Derby log)
        • Debug Views
          • JMX Viewer
          • Classloader Viewer
          • JNDI Viewer
          • Dependency Viewer

      3. re-construct the available portlets to improve embedded assistance information, for example, show breadcrum when user is working on a task; reduce in-line text on the current UI, and use hover-help or pop-up help page only when necessary etc...
      4. for the long list on the current UI such as system modules, only show the most frequently used ones, use locate/find to display more....

      Risks to be noticed for UI changes:
      1. Doc
      2. Testsuite especially for Selenium test script, if any.

      For more details, see h
      Further discussion on navigation items, see

      1. New navigation group.png
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        Chi Runhua
      2. 4950.patch
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              Chi Runhua
              Chi Runhua
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