Replace iManager to work without Java

Idea ID 2784393

Replace iManager to work without Java

iManager relies on Java. Perhaps a different design is needed, one that works without a browser or has more consistent behavior with many more browsers, and without Java. Or perhaps a better product is needed, one with a user interface that improves navigation. Java is being deprecated by more and more organizations. Perhaps a programming design should begin without a runtime environment and interpreter.
11 Comments
Absent Member.
Absent Member.
By "Java is being deprecated by more and more organizations" you probably mean client side JRE, but server side Java is huge. Despite in whatever language the back end is developed, the user expirience could just get a clean and refresh in "HTML5"/responsive design.
Absent Member.
Absent Member.
The guts of iManager are fine, but it definitely needs some interface work, some improvements to its error handling, and some of the teams responsible for plugins have been lax in their updating and fit-and-finish.
Visitor.
Yes HTML5 and less issues with java versions on the local desktop
Absent Member.
Absent Member.
Definitely with java on the client side going the way of the do-do bird, imanager should be javaless on the client side.
Absent Member.
Absent Member.
With Oracle trying to find it's way in the open-source market, this is a good time to move iManager away from needing a Java script. Even Google and Apple are finding ways to let loose the Oracle juggernaut. Remember the disaster named Console One...?
New Member.
Make the next generation iManager use the engine that was used for the GroupWise 2014 Administration Console. That GroupWise 2014 web based administration console is outstanding, it looks like a program running within the browser.
New Member.
Here is a vendor that has a browser administration solution that looks unbelievable within all browsers. Can the next iManager generation be written like this? Its the Synology DSM management console. Here is a YouTube Video that coves this administration console GUI - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hscfzo2YJSY
Absent Member.
Absent Member.
Perhaps Python could be a replacement for Java at the client side. Python is available for Linux, Windows and MacOS. iManager tasks could be made available as Python libraries so it would also be possible to embed iManager into other tools.
Visitor.
HTML5 and less issue with browser versions. Get all the people responsible for writing all the imanager plug-ins and make them use each other's plug-ins to do an admin task... like add a iprint printer or create a volume or upload a driver etc. Then maybe someone will see what a real pain it is to work with.. needing different browsers,needing to run browser as Windows admin etc....
Knowledge Partner
Knowledge Partner
I agree that iManager needs some work but I'm reluctant to insist on a specific solution. As the suggestion states, Java has issues. Perhaps by focusing on those issues and other deficiencies we can make a stronger case and garner additional votes?
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