[pve-devel] [PATCH manager 0/7] WebUI: make HA management easier

Emmanuel Kasper e.kasper at proxmox.com
Mon Oct 16 14:12:42 CEST 2017

On 10/16/2017 01:48 PM, Thomas Lamprecht wrote:
> On 10/16/2017 01:39 PM, Wolfgang Bumiller wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 12:09:40PM +0200, Thomas Lamprecht wrote:
>>> First two patches make adding a new services over DC->HA->Add more
>>> confortable by switching out the simple VMID integer spinner with a
>>> combobox grid showing more details for each VM/CT, addressing #1517
>>> Third one is a small cleanup patch.
>>> And the rest addresses #1518.
>>> We add a 'More' Button to the VM and CT Config Panel (its base panel)
>>> and move all buttons which may result in config changes there.
>>> After that we have separated power/migrate actions from system
>>> affecting actions (clone, remove, convert to template, HA).
>>> Thomas Lamprecht (7):
>>>   ui: add VM ComboSelector
>>>   ui: ha: use vmComboSelector when adding new resource
>>>   ui: ha: make vote warning shorter
>>>   ui: add PVE.menu.Item
>>>   ui: qemu: combine system changing buttons
>>>   ui: qemu: add HA manage menu item to panel
>>>   ui: lxc: add 'more' button with HA manage menu item to panel
>> Now we have:
>> LXC:  [Start] [Shutdown] [More] [Migrate] [Console] [Help]
>> VM:   [Start] [Shutdown] [Migrate] [More] [Console] [Help]
> The different ordering is clearly an error of mine, sorry, LXC
> was intended to have the same ordering:
>> LXC:  [Start] [Shutdown|Reset] [Migrate] [More] [Console] [Help]
>> VM:   [Start] [Shutdown|Reset] [Migrate] [More] [Console] [Help]
>> I'd rather have:
>> Both: [Start] [Shutdown] [Migrate] [Console] [More] [Help]
>> Because a button named 'more' should be at the end rather than somewhere
>> in the middle.
> I initially did not want to change the position of the Console and
> Help button as they are there for a long time (at least Console).
> But your proposal is OK for me too, Dominik/Emanuel any opinion
> on this?

it makes more sense to have the 'More' button at the end of list for
consistency of the ui with what most other ui do
(the number one rule in web design if I remember is that people are
spending most of their time on other websites than yours :)

your concern about not changing the position of the Console is
legitimate, and my own muscle memory makes me bring the mouse on the
right end of the button list when I want to get a console button..

However if is the button is a bit more on the left, or a bit more on the
right does not matter as the button is very close to its former position.

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