On 11/02/2012 10:15 AM, Petr Vobornik wrote:
> On 11/02/2012 02:36 PM, Dmitri Pal wrote:
>> On 11/02/2012 12:25 AM, Loris Santamaria wrote:
>>> El jue, 01-11-2012 a las 12:47 -0400, Dmitri Pal escribió:
>>>> On 11/01/2012 11:32 AM, Simo Sorce wrote:
>>>>> On Thu, 2012-11-01 at 09:30 -0430, Loris Santamaria wrote:
>>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> we plan to write a freeIPA configuration plugin for Asterisk,
>>>>>> aiming to
>>>>>> be general and useful enough to be included in Fedora and EPEL,
>>>>>> so we
>>>>>> would like to have your input on some issues before we write any
>>>>>> code.
>>
>>> How one should integrate optional components with the Web UI?
>>
>>
>> Yeah this is a gray area to me to. I would love to see a clear doc on
>> this too.
>> Petr, is this doable?
>>
>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> Speaking of packaging, reading
>>>>>> http://abbra.fedorapeople.org/guide.html
>>>>>> it doesn't seems clear to me how to have an extra category of
>>>>>> configuration pages added to the Web UI without modifying the
>>>>>> main IPA
>>>>>> page. What is the proper way to add extra pages to the web UI ?
>>>>> I will let the UI expert reply on this point.
>>>>>
>
> Do you target existing releases (up to 3.0) or some next?
>
> In versions 2.2 and 3.0 not-touching existing Web UI sources might not
> be doable. You will have to put some code into ext/extension.js which
> is blank file, marked as configuration file and is loaded with the
> rest of Web UI.

I do not think it is worth targeting existing versions.

>
> You will face two problems:
>
> 1) Load extension code.
> Currently Web UI has all links to JS sources hard coded in index.html.
> You can put all your code into extension.js or you have to put there a
> code which will dynamically load your JS file.
>
> 2) Register entity and update navigation
> You need to update navigation to display a link for the new pages.
> It's not straightforward without touching webui.js. I doubt that
> anybody done it before.
>
> I can help you with it if needed.
>
> IMO we should eliminate both issues to allow extending Web UI just by
> adding files to some directory.

Please file a ticket. I would argue it will be the goal for the Pilsner
release to address it.

>
> HTH


-- 
Thank you,
Dmitri Pal

Sr. Engineering Manager for IdM portfolio
Red Hat Inc.


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