Idea ID: 2821065

changes to the GUI interface

Status : Needs Clarification
Needs Clarification
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11 months ago

When can there be changes to the GUI interface?

The GUI interface could be changed to a tabbed mode, similar to Word's functional interface, instead of the current drop-down interface.


    we have started migrating the GUI to a web based format due to overwhelming customer demand. No marketing reasons were involved in that decision. The current hybrid nature of the GUI allows you to still go on with what you used in the last 15 years. NP, your choice. 
    You could also make use of the CLI and REST API and build your own approach.

  • I never use the new home page/dash board. It's only the current fashion, driven by marketing "experts" not by customer's needs.

    I like the  well structured GUI because I use it since 15 years. But I remember in the beginning it was very confusing to understand the changing meaning of the menue buttons on top depending on the changing content below. As well some configuration flows are not intuitiv from top to botton on some page i.g. device conficuration (SCSI adddress scanning/adding for physical or virtual tape libraires). 


    "Parts of the GUI (the part that you need every day!) has already changed to HTML"\

    Monitor, IDB, Backup Specifications - these are really parts you need every day. Thay never changed cince HPUX GUI moved to WIN. 

    The Home part is never needed by anybody I know (I'm administering more than 5 cells with thousands of clients).

    "All of DP can be controlled by the REST API."

    That's a lie. A lot of usual tasks cannot be done with a rest API. For example integration configuration or backup specification creation.

  • Hi Uli

    Yes, I agree with you that we are more important things to do. but If there is a little change to the GUI in the future, it would be a major breakthrough in the market.

    The training problems caused by the changes are short-pain. If the GUI is not being updated, but the pain is permanent. Almost every customer is complaining about this GUI interface. Better a little loss than a long sorrow.

    GUI-Schedule and HTML-schedule, which is better? 10.80's HOME page and HTML-Schedule is a real breakthrough. but Few Customer use HTML-schedule when setting up a schedule. because this HTML-schedule configuration adds time and complexity to the backup policy ,and it requires switching back and forth between the Home page and the Backup interface.

    Rest-API is a good feature, but Customer won't pay for it. The customer thinks the product interface should be provided by the manufacturer. My personal opinion is that the API interface should be integrated with other business systems, such as monitoring platforms. the API interface is not for users to develop their own backup interfaces.