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[grouper-dev] RE: UI customizations ( best practice / current design? )

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  • Subject: [grouper-dev] RE: UI customizations ( best practice / current design? )
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If you customize a file, and you try to apply a patch, it will fail and let
you know. Then you can merge it in or whatever. Does that address it?


-----Original Message-----

On Behalf Of Black, Carey M.
Sent: Monday, June 26, 2017 5:18 PM

Subject: [grouper-dev] UI customizations ( best practice / current design? )

I am looking for a general overview for "How to best customize the Grouper UI
(new)" so that you don't paint yourself into a corner for the next
I know that the "upgrade" condition is a bit of a crystal ball type
question, but is there a plan for how someone can at least survive an "patch"
process without losing customizations?

Is there any guidelines or advice on the general topic?

Specifically , I am ok with using some of the localization tools to "adjust
text". But there are some more structural things that I would love to move
around too.
Example: I want to move at least some (if not all) of the "Loader"
functions from the "grouperLoaderViewMoreActionsButton" up to the
I think I would ideally want to see a "sub section" on the
"groupViewMoreActionsButton" that would be the full list of items on the
"grouperLoaderViewMoreActionsButton". ( Plus the "Run Loader Diagnostics"
button function too.)
And the "sub section" would be guarded by the same
permissions as the "Loader jobs". ( So not every user would see the
I find the separation of these functions into different
buttons almost as "jarring" as switching between the New UI and the Lite
UI/Admin UI.

Carey Matthew

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