2010年7月 2日

[DRBD-announce] DRBD MC 0.7.5 / Pacemaker GUI

Hi,

This is the next DRBD MC release 0.7.5. DRBD MC, is a Java application that
helps to configure DRBD and Pacemaker. You can start DRBD MC on your
workstation and connect via SSH to the cluster. DRBD MC is compatible with
Heartbeat 2.1.3 to the Pacemaker 1.0.9 with Corosync or Heartbeat and DRBD
8.

In this release it is possible to use resource sets without lot of crazy
parenthesis with somewhat natural graphical representation, using
placeholders. You can for example configure resources to start in parallel
before and after a placeholder. There are also some other uses of resource
sets, maybe some of them not entirely thought through yet.
See how it looks like:

http://oss.linbit.com/drbd-mc/img/drbd-mc-0.7.5.png

To test the GUI, a test suite was implemented, making the GUI much more
smoother and stable in the process. If you wonder how to test a GUI, it is
possible to automate it, but it is much more laborious than to test all
these command line programs. There is a robot class in Java, that moves the
mouse and clicks, writes characters into combo boxes and so on. This way the
GUI can be used with no hands! On the other hand any small change in the
conditions during tests creates a butterfly effect and a whole test ends up
in chaos. In fact a butterfly can wiggle the mouse in the evening, making
the whole subsequent night of testing meaningless. Anyway the automatic GUI
testing is well worth it.

It turned out, that there is a class of people that tried DRBD MC when it
came out, it didn't work for them for some reason or another and never
looked back. There was a reason why I wanted to cal it alpha then. Now it is
beta and it will most likely just work.

You can get DRBD MC here:

http://www.drbd.org/mc/management-console/
http://oss.linbit.com/drbd-mc/DMC-0.7.5.jar
http://oss.linbit.com/drbd-mc/drbd-mc-0.7.5.tar.gz

You can start it with help of Java Web-Start or you can download it and
start it with "java -Xmx512m -jar DMC-0.7.5.jar" command. Make sure you use
the Java from SUN. The openjdk seems to work fine for some time now, but it
seems to run DRBD MC much slower than the original Java.

Here are the most important changes:
* improved stability
* --version option
* test suite implementation
* don't remove dc-version etc, when storing global options
* reenable VM's
* fix sorting of block devices consisting of digits
* implement resource sets
* fix online/offline indicator
* enable the "type to search" in long lists
* fixes for hostnames with capital letters

Rasto Levrinc

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