All and Discovered hosts menuitems

Hey,

James brought interesting UI usability issue:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1105354

When Discovery plugin is installed, users clicking on All Hosts might
find misleading not to find all hosts there. I was never thinking about
it as regular Foreman user (don't want to write "experienced" :slight_smile:

Opinions? How should we handle that situation?

LZ

··· -- Later,

Lukas “lzap” Zapletal
irc: lzap #theforeman

While I can see his point, he's only encountering the issue because
downstream have decided to install discovery by default - most users
get exposed to the All Hosts button, and it's function, long before
they install Discovery.

I don't see a lot of options:

  • It doesn't make sense to rename All Hosts in core just to account
    for a Plugin users may or may not have installed.
  • I'm not keen on using Deface (or similar) to re-write the menu entry
    if Discovery is installed (on install, users might get confused as to
    why the All Hosts link has apparently been deleted…)
  • Adding checkboxes or something to the /hosts page to include other
    STI types will probably be overlooked by users, leading to the same
    problem anyway.

So, while he has a point, I think this is a non-trivial problem with a
minimal gain for solving. Let's just document it…

Greg

··· On 9 June 2014 11:44, Lukas Zapletal wrote: > Hey, > > James brought interesting UI usability issue: > > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1105354 > > When Discovery plugin is installed, users clicking on All Hosts might > find misleading not to find all hosts there. I was never thinking about > it as regular Foreman user (don't want to write "experienced" :-) > > Opinions? How should we handle that situation?