Thursday, March 29, 2012

Switchyard Console Extensions

The management functionality that ships with Switchyard 0.4 is now integrated with the embedded console:

Now we are one step closer to an integrated, consistent web based tooling approach. Great work and congrats to the switchyard team.

Read more about it here.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

PicketLink console extensions

The PicketLink team has begun work on integrating security related management tasks into the AS7 console:

Thursday, March 22, 2012

AS7 Console 1.2.0.Final released

Accessibility Improvements

In this iteration we've been concentrating on improving general usability and accessibility (508 compliance).

The overall UI has been updated so that most elements are keyboard accessible and the core widgets (trees, tables, etc) can be navigated using the keyboard only. In addition to that, we've added W3C Aria landmarks, properties and state attributes.

Internet Explorer Updates

We've also fixed some nasty CSS bugs in IE8 and IE9 which caused the console to render without stylesheets being applied.

All Issues

Here's the complete list of issues that are included in 1.2.0.Final:
  • AS7-4255 Help Panels can not be closed on IE9
  • AS7-4233 Interface editor doesn't cancel operation upon click
  • AS7-4231 Admin console: unable to remove security module if it has properties defined
  • AS7-4227 Fix network interface management problems
  • AS7-4164 Aria attributes on CellTables
  • AS7-4106 Admin console - management of infinispan caches - unable to change attributes
  • AS7-4045 Accessibility improvements: keyboard navigation and main aria attributes core widgets and overall layout
  • AS7-3743 Sporadic IE 8&9 failure: stylesheets do not load
  • AS7-4234 Timeout when uploading large deployment through the console
  • AS7-4250 Failed to modify cache container transport settings
  • AS7-4104 Admin console - Missing validation of infinispan resources' JNDI names
  • AS7-3930, AS7-1779 Infinispan screens require descriptions

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

GWT Accessibility: Aria attributes on CellTables

While working on the accessibility issues for the AS7 console, we've realized that the new CellTable implementation misses the aria grid attributes. For the ones of you new to this topic: Aria defines a way to make Web content and Web applications more accessible to people with disabilities. It especially helps with dynamic content and advanced user interface controls developed with Ajax, HTML, JavaScript, and related technologies.

We've already submitted a patch to the core GWT team. If this issue is important to you, please vote for it :

Monday, March 5, 2012

JBoss AS7: Console 1.1.0 released

We've added four additional subsystems, that are manageable through the console now.

New Subsystem Support

- mail
- modcluster
- infinispan
- jgroups

This completes the number of manageable subsystems the full-ha profile offers.

In order to access the new functionality, the server needs to be running the full-ha profile:

./bin/ --server-config=standalone-full-ha.xml

Environment Properties

This is a feature that has been requested by the community several times: The possibility to view the environment properties (ENV, -Dfoo=bar, etc) that have been set when the server was started.

Rock on´