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Re: [PROPOSAL] Separate palette and spec editor in blueprint composer

Hi Sylvain-

My 2p ... I like all of these ideas, been thinking the same myself, with one exception.

I like the green "+" button as it gives an alternative way to add something. But could be talked out of it if others think it's too confusing having these multiple ways.

The rest of it, tidying up the palette schizophrenia, bring it on ASAP!

Maybe it makes sense to evaluate the green + once we have those working?


On 29/11/2018 16:24, Sylvain FEROT wrote:
Sorry for that, here is a zip file with the pictures :

Le jeu. 29 nov. 2018 à 17:03, Thomas Bouron <thomas.bouron@xxxxxxxxxxxx> a
écrit :

Hi Sylvain, and thanks for the proposal!

The Apache ML don't like images embedded inside emails and strip them out.
Could you instead make them available somewhere, and post the links to



On Thu, 29 Nov 2018 at 15:41 Sylvain FEROT <sylvain.ferot@xxxxxxxxx>

Hello everyone,

Currently we have a problem with palette. It can be shown on both left
right panel at the same time. It does the same thing but with slight
differences :
[image: image.png]


    Left palette open a popup before adding to the blueprint. Right
    palette does not
    [image: image.png]


    A toolbar is shown on the right, but always with one element. If you
    close this element the whole panel is empty and useless.
    [image: image.png]


    If you select one entity and click on the plus button of another, the
    palettes add to different entities

    When we compose a blueprint, we always have both panels open. On small
    screens there’s not much place left to see the graph.

To improve this we could do something like this :


    Put everything that add things in the left panel, and keep the
    configuration in the right panel

    Add a toolbar to the right panel, such as the left panel. The tabs
    would be the different spec editor sections : configuration,
policies, …


    Add a close button to the right panel, to be coherent with the left
    panel. Combined with the previous point, it allow to keep opened or
    the right panel
    [image: with-arrows.png][image: image.png]


    If no entity is selected, remove the right toolbar. It appears again
    when we select an entity.
    [image: image.png]


    Delete the green plus button, it’s no more needing and create
    confusion for users.
    [image: image.png]


    Everything else work like before, including drag & drop

With the points before, we could remove the add buttons of the different
sections of the spec editor. If you prefer to keep the buttons, we could
also make them just open and highlight sections on the left panel.
[image: image.png]

Best regards,


Thomas Bouron
Senior Software Engineer

*Cloudsoft <https://cloudsoft.io/> *| Bringing Business to the Cloud

GitHub: https://github.com/tbouron
Twitter: https://twitter.com/eltibouron

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