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Re: [virt-tools-list] [PATCH 4/6] IPv6 support: update the create network wizard

On 03/26/2013 06:51 PM, Cole Robinson wrote:
On 03/26/2013 07:05 AM, Gene Czarcinski wrote:
This update includes changes to both the glade-3 ui and
the releated python code (createnet.py).  There have
been some significant changes made to both files for
IPv6 support and some additional capabilities.

This update includes the fix so color will work in the
network creation wizard.

The objective was to get the functionality implemented and
some future effort may be needed to "improve" the
python code.
Signed-off-by: Gene Czarcinski <gene czarc net>
  ui/vmm-create-net.ui     | 1518 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------------
  virtManager/createnet.py |  612 +++++++++++++++----
  2 files changed, 1583 insertions(+), 547 deletions(-)

A couple bits here:

- The color of the createnet header changed: it used to be black.
What's wrong with blue? ... OK, it is back to black again.
- There's horizontal separators added everywhere, they are spaced weirdly and
don't add anything. Please remove.
Just following what was there already. Trying to get things to look good and not spread out. glade-3 is helpful at times and a real PITA at other times.
- Many vbox, like on the 'Name' screen, have a ton of empty entries now. This
doesn't affect the visible UI but is clutter when working in glade. Please
shrink them down to only the required sizes.
OK, I got rid of the extras here and elsewhere.
- Check the spacing here:
http://fedorapeople.org/~crobinso/virt-manager/create-net-spacing.png  . The
pre-existing elements don't expand, the added bits do. Also the DNS name field
extends across the whole UI. It should probably only be 20 chars long max.
Twenty characters sounds reasonable but in real life it can be longer. I am not sure how to constrain the gtkentry to just 20 characters or to limit the display from consuming the entire line. I will keep "testing" to see if I can find a way.

Glade can be tricky for some of the subtle things, so make a best effort and
if there are still some things you can't get right I'll fix them up before
I would really like to know/understand how to do some of this with glade-3 and the gui. Even with google being your friend, available documentation is limited or does not address what I am trying to do. The last thing I want to do is to dive into the implementing glade/gtk/gdk code to see what can be done and how to do it.
Please squash this patch together with patch #1, the UI changes aren't much
useful in isolation.

Also, for testing UI it's quite useful to use the libvirt test driver if you

./virt-manager --connect test:///`pwd`/tests/testdriver.xml

The UI has a couple quirks:
- There's a separator between the IPv4 config and IPv6 config, I'd remove it.
- Please hide the entire IPv6 frame if the network doesn't have any IPv6 bits.
This is similar to how the interface details panel works. The testdriver
should help show all the interface details bits
- If you have a suite of networks you are using to test the UI, please also
add them to tests/testdriver.xml so I can use them as well. It's as simple as
just copy+pasting the entire <network> XML into that file, in the same section
as the rest of the <network> instances.


I have all the changes done but I want to try an polish this a bit so it will be at least a day before I resubmit.

BTW, I figured out host to run the tests ... it was obvious once I understood what was happening.


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