[pve-devel] [RFC PATCH manager 4/4] ui: pci mapping: rework mapping panel for better user experience

Aaron Lauterer a.lauterer at proxmox.com
Tue Jun 20 11:35:12 CEST 2023

I like the approach as it cleans up the overloaded tbar that has items that are 
only valid in certain contexts.

Two small nits from a UX POV:

- double clicking any PCI device should open the edit dialog for the node, 
similar to double clicking the node itself
- the Action Column should probably be further left and not on the far right 
side by default. I personally like it to be the second column from the left as 
all other columns are rather informal.

I know it is kinda late, but would it be hard to add the "Device" column from 
the PCI device selection grid to the overview as well? This way one can easily 
verify that they got the right devices by name.
But probably it is a bit harder to gather the info from the other nodes?

On 6/19/23 16:13, Dominik Csapak wrote:
> by removing the confusing buttons in the toolbar and adding them as
> actions in an actioncolumn. There a only relevant actions are visible
> and get a more expressive tooltip
> with this, we now differentiate between 4 modes of the edit window:
> * create a new mapping altogether
>    - shows all fields
> * edit existing mapping on top level
>    - show only 'global' fields (comment+mdev), so no mappings
> * add new host mapping
>    - shows nodeselector, mapping and mdev, but mdev is disabled
>      (informational only)
> * edit existing host mapping
>    - show selected node (displayfield) mdev and mappings, but only
>      mappings are editable
> we have to split the nodeselector into two fields, since the disabling
> cbind does not pass through to the editconfig (and thus makes the form
> invalid if we try that)
> Signed-off-by: Dominik Csapak <d.csapak at proxmox.com>
> ---
> this is not intended to be applied as is, rather i'd like some feedback
> on the approach (@thomas, @aaron ?) so that if we want to do it this way
> i can also do it for the usb mappings
> the other approach mentioned off-list can still be done
> (having a full grid with all mappings regardless of the node)
> maybe only for usb devices (there it makes imho more sense) but then
> we'd have two interfaces for the mappings instead of one

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