Bug 817795 - Kickstart template preview
Kickstart template preview
Status: NEW
Product: Beaker
Classification: Community
Component: scheduler (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: beaker-dev-list
: FutureFeature, Triaged
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Reported: 2012-05-01 06:30 EDT by Dan Callaghan
Modified: 2015-11-18 00:47 EST (History)
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: 986177 (view as bug list)
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Description Dan Callaghan 2012-05-01 06:30:16 EDT
It would be nice if we had some kind of "dry run" page for previewing kickstart templates. It would accept a template and return the rendered version back to the user (without storing it or anything). Users could test their custom kickstarts. Admins could test their snippets.

I'm picturing a big textarea containing the template on one half of the page, and a live(ish?) preview of the resulting kickstart beside it.
Comment 1 Nick Coghlan 2012-10-17 00:38:16 EDT
Bulk reassignment of issues as Bill has moved to another team.
Comment 3 Dan Callaghan 2013-07-18 21:10:17 EDT
Implementing this as a command-line tool (to be run on the Beaker server) would certainly be much easier than building a web interface for it. The tool could just accept a path to the experimental templates, which would override the real templates (it can just be smooshed onto the start of the ChoiceLoader on template_env).
Comment 4 Dan Callaghan 2013-07-18 21:11:02 EDT
(In reply to Dan Callaghan from comment #3)

... but note that that only address half this RFE (the admin side of things), it doesn't help ordinary users who want to test out custom kickstart templates.
Comment 5 John W. Lockhart 2013-07-18 21:23:18 EDT
Some form of REST/xmlrpc call, on the other hand, would work for some of the ordinary users as well -- presumably with some form of authentication.  A web UI, while nice for casual use, wouldn't be as convenient for diffs and other work to fix up a troublesome template.
Comment 6 Dan Callaghan 2013-07-19 02:55:10 EDT
This command-line template debugging tool is a great idea, but it's pretty far from what I was originally imagining for this RFE. So I've cloned it as bug 986177 and proposed it for Beaker 0.15.

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