On 08/03/2015 04:30 PM, Alexander Bokovoy wrote:
On Mon, 03 Aug 2015, Stanislav Laznicka wrote:


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3. The mockups for HBAC time policies show quite a wizard-like UI.
While I might be very wrong here, I was thinking of rather a simple
UI where user would be able to set the values for each of the rule
keywords (timeofday, dayofweek, ...) directly in some text input
fields with possible help of JavaScript, that would add text
description to the user input (e.g. "Monday to Friday" with user
input "1-5" at the dayofweek input field).
With JavaScript support your wizard-like approach would still work
within the same page -- instead of moving 'next', you would need to
modify a number of available input fields based on selected items.
That's possible and I don't see much of trouble with it.

4. Do we want some special settings for "absolute" time policies
(policies that start and end at certain time in year)? The issue now
would be that some of such rules would have to be broken down in
more than one time rule (e.g. rule starting at a certain time of a
day in a month in one year and ending at a certain time, day and
month of a different year might get broken down to up to 6 rules if
I count right). This could actually be solved by a UI wizard-like
setting where the user gets to pick the dates and times of the rule,
a conversion method would need to be created and such a thing would
then work for the CLI, too. Still, usually more than one time rule
would be created for such cases.
Same here.

I might not have expressed myself clearly there, for which I am sorry.
I was rather thinking that instead of different 'screens' for
different time scenarios, like "Yearly", "Daily", etc., user should be
able to set all the values in one UI pop-up screen directly as number
values in text fields (with the exception of "absolute" time policies,
perhaps). While the user experience may suffer a bit, to me it seems
more clear, readable and flexible than to have some elements such as
checkboxes and selects take care of that (although the values around
the "interval" from iCalendar discussed here earlier would probably
need just that). Hopefully, I made myself clearer here :)
If you are able to structure types of scenarios clearly, use accordion
pattern to present them at the top level, like here:
https://www.patternfly.org/widgets/#accordion (we are using PatternFly
in our UI). Do per-scenario options in each panel as needed.


Better to ask UX developer for an opinion ;) (Kyle CCd)
--
Petr Vobornik

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