For us, undoubtedly, it’s a great news. Visualization of any kind is really 
important for Mistral for a number of reasons. You can count on any 
help(including code contribution) from our side.


Renat Akhmerov
@ Mirantis Inc.

On 26 Sep 2014, at 04:04, Steve Baker <sba...@redhat.com> wrote:

> On 26/09/14 05:36, Timur Sufiev wrote:
>> Hello, folks!
>> Following Drago Rosson's introduction of Barricade.js and our discussion in 
>> ML about possibility of using it in Merlin [1], I've decided to change the 
>> plans for PoC: now the goal for Merlin's PoC is to implement Mistral 
>> Workbook builder on top of Barricade.js. The reasons for that are:
>> * To better understand Barricade.js potential as data abstraction layer in 
>> Merlin, I need to learn much more about its possibilities and limitations 
>> than simple examining/reviewing of its source code allows. The best way to 
>> do this is by building upon it.
>> * It's becoming too crowded in the HOT builder's sandbox - doing the same 
>> work as Drago currently does [2] seems like a waste of resources to me 
>> (especially in case he'll opensource his HOT builder someday just as he did 
>> with Barricade.js).
> Drago, it would be to everyone's benefit if your HOT builder efforts were 
> developed on a public git repository, no matter how functional it is 
> currently.
> Is there any chance you can publish what you're working on to 
> https://github.com/dragorosson or rackerlabs for a start?
>> * Why Mistral and not Murano or Solum? Because Mistral's YAML templates have 
>> simpler structure than Murano's ones do and is better defined at that moment 
>> than the ones in Solum.
>> There already some commits in https://github.com/stackforge/merlin and since 
>> client-side app doesn't talk to the Mistral's server yet, it is pretty easy 
>> to run it (just follow the instructions in README.md) and then see it in 
>> browser at http://localhost:8080. UI is yet not great, as the current focus 
>> is data abstraction layer exploration, i.e. how to exploit Barricade.js 
>> capabilities to reflect all relations between Mistral's entities. I hope to 
>> finish the minimal set of features in a few weeks - and will certainly 
>> announce it in the ML.
>> [1] 
>> http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2014-September/044591.html
>> [2] 
>> http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2014-August/044186.html
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