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Type: Improvement Improvement
Status: Open Open
Priority: Major Major
Assignee: kumara
Reporter: mkarg
Votes: 0
Watchers: 0

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Tray Icon

Created: 08/Apr/08 12:37 PM   Updated: 22/May/13 03:59 PM
Component/s: other
Affects Version/s: 9.1peur1
Fix Version/s: future release

Time Tracking:
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Operating System: All
Platform: All

Issuezilla Id: 4,671
Participants: kumara, mkarg and Tom Mueller

 Description  « Hide

Java EE 5 SDK comes with a nice tray icon for controlling the Windows Service
for GlassFish. Would be pretty cool to have that in the Open Source Version of
GlassFish, too.

In fact, my enhancement more is about improvement of that Tray Icon, instead of
just heaving it Open Sourced:

  • The tray icon's menu hangs as long as the service is in transition from
    running to stopped. That is not nice. People expect to either the menu beeing
    disabled, or beeing responsive.
  • The tray icon (neither itself nor it's menu items) doesn't reflect the current
    service state. Nobody can see whether the server is up, down, booting, or
    shutting down. Also you cannot see whether it is living or crashed. It would be
    really cool to (a) disable menu items not making sense at the current state (b)
    change the icon (using a small badge or animation) depending on the current
    state or transition or liveness. This would make the user's live much easier. It
    happend quite often that I forgot to boot GlassFish and waited for the admin
    console to come up...

Tom Mueller added a comment - 06/Mar/12 09:56 PM

Bulk update to change fix version to "not determined" for all issues still open but with a fix version for a released version.