Bug 588401 - The create compatible group "Select Resource Type..." option for "JBossAS Server" changes
The create compatible group "Select Resource Type..." option for "JBossAS Ser...
Product: RHQ Project
Classification: Other
Component: Resource Grouping (Show other bugs)
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Corey Welton
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Blocks: jon-sprint10-bugs
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Reported: 2010-05-03 12:49 EDT by John Sefler
Modified: 2010-09-20 21:55 EDT (History)
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Description John Sefler 2010-05-03 12:49:15 EDT
Description of problem:
When creating a compatible group, there is a drop down list for "Select Resource Type..."  The option "JBossAS Server" changes depending on what resources have been inventoried.

If only a JBossAS 4 resource is in inventory, the option label is:
    "JBossAS Server"

When both a JBossAS 4 and 5 resource is in inventory, the option labels are: 
    "JBossAS Server (JBossAS Plugin)"
    "JBossAS Server (JBossAS5 Plugin)"

This causes problems for our automated tests and may actually be more informative to a user to use a fixed option label.  I would suggest to use the parenthesized plugin name in the option label all the time no matter what is inventoried.

I guess this bugzilla is more of a request than a defect.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
version: 3.0.0-SNAPSHOT
build number: 303467a
Comment 1 Jeff Weiss 2010-05-03 14:57:56 EDT
I think this design needs to be fixed.  There is no need to hide the plugin name when there's only one of many same-named resource types. It's misleading.  It makes the user think that a compatible group can contain both jbossas4 and jbossas5, when it cannot.

Consider this scenario - user adds jbossas4 servers to inventory, creates a compatible group, and chooses "JBossAS Server" and adds his jbossas4 servers.  He thinks, "ok I have a group of JBossAS Servers.  Now I am going to import some JBossAS5 servers and add them to the group".  And when he goes to add them he can't add them.
Comment 2 Corey Welton 2010-09-20 21:55:36 EDT
closing this bug per the gwt redesign.  it can be reopened if considered critical or re-visited when the gwt implementation is available.

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