Skip to Content.
Sympa Menu

grouper-dev - Re: [grouper-dev] Grouper 1.2.0 in production at Brown

Subject: Grouper Developers Forum

List archive

Re: [grouper-dev] Grouper 1.2.0 in production at Brown

Chronological Thread 
  • From: Tom Barton <>
  • To: "Cramton, James" <>
  • Cc: Grouper Dev <>
  • Subject: Re: [grouper-dev] Grouper 1.2.0 in production at Brown
  • Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 12:58:40 -0500

Thanks very much for this overview of where things now stand with Brown's deployment!

Cramton, James wrote:
What we've seen now that we're starting to get some real data is that
any future interface design for MACE Grouper needs to take common use
cases, configurability, and ACLs very seriously. For example, ...

I know there is talk of a project to review the UI requirements. Where does
stand these days?
Over the next week, I will be documenting the issues we're having in
JIRA, complete with screen shots and analysis.

Excellent. This type of data and feedback should help us to identify specific improvements needed for the UI.

More fundamentally, the as-shipped UI demonstrates just about *all* of the underlying API capabilities, and without modification it's suitable only for power users. Now several campuses are at or very near the point at which they'd like to provide a simpler UI to a broader usership. The question is how should one be produced? There are two main options: develop a second, ordinary-human usable "skin" on top of the existing UI infrastructure (through changes to properties, struts config, and a little custom jsp), or develop a wholly new UI application.

I'd really like to convince someone to look into the first option (new skin for existing UI), as it seems likely to be the quickest and cheapest way to produce a more usable UI. And developing a wholly new UI may have to proceed without any corresponding funding, making it a higher hurdle.

20 min: Provision LDAP from MACE Grouper using LDAPpc

The fixes in v1.2.1, plus a one or maybe two line patch to ldappc to take advantage of one of them, ought to net a substantial performance improvement in ldappc. Might you be willing to benchmark it?


Archive powered by MHonArc 2.6.16.

Top of Page