[xwiki-devs] Testing Dashboards in 3.0 snapshot

Ludovic Dubost ludovic at xwiki.com
Sat Mar 5 11:44:15 UTC 2011


Hi,

I've tried the dashbord on 3.0 snapshot and could not make the "Add 
Gadget" function work on an empty dashboard.
 From what I see the issue seems to be in the wysiwyg code. I got the 
dialog box from the wysiwyg, when clicking on Insert Gadget" I got an 
exception:

uncaught exception: Class$dF: One or more exceptions caught, see full 
set in UmbrellaException#getCauses
at
function nr(){try{null.a()}catch(b){return b}}

This issue seemed to only happen with an empty dashboard macro (with not 
gadget yet added).

I think we need to work on two things for each feature that we are 
developping:

1/ Having a status of where we are:

In the case of Dashboard, I think that's updating this page:
http://dev.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Design/Gadget+Scenarios+Prioritized

2/ Write a test plan and have Sorin include the testing of new features 
in his testing.
For that he needs to know how to test and what is supposed to be 
there/not there.

Concerning the development priorities, I think for the next period of 
development on the dashboard we need to focus on wiring the UI for 
"beginners", making it easy for them to create their first dashboard. In 
my view this is in priority:

- Create page with a dashboard macro (In the Add Menu in XE)
- Go to edit more (I'm still convinced that we need the dashboard 
editing in "view" mode and not in "inline" mode)
- Add a column in your dashboard
- Editing a dashboard

Also for the 3.1 timeframe I think we need to have some brainstorm to 
add some more "Dashboard" friendly macros/gadgets to make dashboards 
more usefull and interesting for users, but that's another story.
Right now I think the most important is that we agree on the priorities 
for the next step and that for 3.0 we have a simple but coherent 
dashboard feature.

Ludovic

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