Dont worry, you're not alone who doesn't like carousel. I just wanted to create
issue. Lack of control is frustrating :)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin Malina" <mmalina(a)redhat.com>
To: "Fred Bricon" <fbricon(a)redhat.com>
Cc: "jbosstools-dev jbosstools-dev" <jbosstools-dev(a)lists.jboss.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 11:20:26 AM
Subject: Re: [jbosstools-dev] new JBoss Central available from nightly builds
Great job! I like the design, it looks clean. And the search is super fast.
What I don't quite like so much is the carousel. You can't control it and it can
be a little distracting.
For other arguments see http://shouldiuseacarousel.com
:) But maybe it's just me :)
And I understand we do want to put the blogs somewhere.
On 27. 4. 2015, at 6:11, Fred Bricon < fbricon(a)redhat.com > wrote:
FYI, I’ve merged the current Central/HTML5 rework to jbosstools-central master.
This means you can see the new Central in action after installing the latest nightly build
It’s far from being complete, but you’ll at least get a taste of what’s to come in JBT
What works :
- Central is now an html5 page maintained at
- the page is served from a swt browser widget (using webkit under the hood).
- about 220 quickstarts are available as of today (some target eap 6.3, other target 6.4)
- search is craaazy fast, as it is local to the webpage (no round trips to dcp server)
- it’s fast to load and scales better in small windows, compared to the existing version.
- proxy wizards are injected to search results
- external links are opened in a browser window
- JBoss Buzz results visible as carousel under the title
- early access label displayed according to EA settings (UI to be reviewed)
- you can build https://github.com/jbosstools/jbosstools-central-webpage
installing node and grunt-cli) and test it by starting Eclipse with
What doesn’t work :
- for some reason I just broke the quickstart integration, which used to work, I swear.
Will fix it on Monday
- current webpage is served directly from http://central-fredapp.rhcloud.com/
, I need to
built from Jenkins and
deployed to Nexus. At least that gives us some good flexibility in terms of maintenance.
- search engine uses staging dcpbeta-searchisko.rhcloud.com/
service, instead of
- The development workflow isn’t finalized yet. I need to set up and tune grunt watch, so
that changes in html/js/sass can be picked up directly from eclipse.
- title still too big, needs to scale down
- offline mode is not supported (both for central and the quickstarts, groovy script not
- quickstarts not integrated to the existing project examples wizard
- legacy examples are not displays in the results, yet.
- project requirements not inferred yet (from existing metadata?)
- project tags should be added
- maybe find another default icon for quickstarts.
- layout needs to be tuned (needs to scale on 3 cols, instead of 4 and 2 currently)
- needs some tabzilla-like button (see the red hat at top right of http://tools.jboss.org/
) to display show on startup
- APIs are in still unstable, expect them to break.
- you might notice some slight font flickering, due to the carousel script. I tried to
minimize it but it’s still visible in the search bar’s hint text
- many other small stuff that are missing, that I can’t think of right now.
So, give it a try, we’d be happy to hear some feedback, good or bad, ideas to make it
better (JIRA is your friend).
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