[Carbon-dev] Making Shindig apart of Carbon Core UI

Tharindu Mathew tharindu at wso2.com
Fri Sep 16 08:24:27 EDT 2011

Big +1 from me. This will make the gadgets look seamlessly integrated with
the page and makes users unaware that they are actually gadgets.

With tools coming into gadget generation, this may allow us to do some rapid
UI development, as well.

I also have some ideas, more like a 'dashboard wish list'. Will send a
seperate mail to @architecture.

On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 4:17 PM, Nuwan Bandara <nuwan at wso2.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
> We have done some work around gadget rendering, and we have developed a new
> feature so that if you need a gadget in you page you do not need the
> dashboard to show them. You can simply create a tag and add the gadget URL
> and the UI part will be available in ur page. an example would be
> <c:gadget url="/foo.xml" height="100" width="100" class="gadget-style" />
> once you add above tag you can place the gadget where ever you want in your
> page.
> This feature can come in handy in many ways where you want to mix static
> and dynamic information. We are working on revamping the system statistics
> page with this new method just to demonstrate as a POC.
> However in-order to make this available we will have to add shindig a part
> of carbon-core. Shindig is at the moment is 14.3MB and it will go down for
> about 12MB with fixes to bundle plugin, hence this will increase the size of
> the distribution in 12MBs.
> However I believe there are many advantages in having this as part of our
> core UI framework. for an example Google it self is pushing this model in
> almost all the pages they published recently [1]. I believe this feature can
> be quite helpful for products like BPS, GREG and BAM directly. By having
> this you can have functionalities like intercommunication between UI parts,
> unified way to show analytics/statistics and any other dynamic content.
> comments and ideas welcome.
> [1] http://code.google.com/apis/opensocial/
> --
> *Thanks & Regards,
> Nuwan Bandara
> Senior Software Engineer
> WSO2 Inc. | http://wso2.com
> lean . enterprise . middleware
> http://nuwan.bandara.co
> *
> <http://www.nuwanbando.com/>



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