[openstack-dev] [TripleO] [Horizon] [Tuskar] [UI] Horizon and Tuskar-UI merge

Jay Pipes jaypipes at gmail.com
Tue Dec 17 17:43:47 UTC 2013

On 12/17/2013 03:04 AM, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> On 12/16/2013 10:32 PM, Jaromir Coufal wrote:
>> This is important note. From information architecture and user
>> interaction point of view, I don't think it makes sense to keep all the
>> three tabs visible together (Project, Admin, Infrastructure). There are
>> lot of reasons, but main points:
>> * Infrastructure itself is undercloud concept running in different
>> instance of Horizon.
>> * Users dealing with deployment and infrastructure management are not
>> the users of OpenStack UI / Dashboard. It is different set of users. So
>> it doesn't make sense to have giant application, which provides each and
>> every possible feature. I think we need to keep focused.
>> So by default, I would say that there should exist Project + Admin tab
>> together or Infrastructure. But never all three together. So when
>> Matthias say 'disabled by default', I would mean completely hidden for
>> user and if user wants to use Infrastructure management, he can enable
>> it in different horizon instance, but it will be the only visible tab
>> for him. So it will be sort of separate application, but still running
>> on top of Horizon.
>> -- Jarda
> I think the "disabled by default" approach is the wrong one. Instead, we
> should have some users with enough credentials that will have the
> feature, and others will not.
> Also, Horizon is a web interface. Most of its switches could be made
> directly in the web interface, with the values stored in a db. That'd be
> so much nicer than stored in localsettings.py which starts, as time
> passes, to become overly complicated and ugly (it should, by the way, be
> a configuration file, not a python script: you can't expect
> administrators to understand python, but you do expect them to
> understand how to write in a .ini file).

Welcome to Django. This isn't going to change any time soon :)


> Also, it seems we have a consensus, when is it expected to happen? For
> Icehouse b2 maybe?
> Just my 2 cents,
> Thomas
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