[hobbit] tooltips

Klomp, H. klomph at nlr.nl
Thu Nov 15 15:52:25 CET 2007

Hi all,

In contrast to others in this mailing list, I think the use of the tooltips are very handy.
I agree that the tooltips make the output of the bb2 page a bit different, but the big advance is that people instantly know which system is having the problem.
Especially on the bb2 page, which is mostly used by managers who don't know the names of the system.

Biggest challenge is to keep the tool tip within boundaries but stil use full.



From: Gore, David W (David) [mailto:david.gore at verizonbusiness.com]
Sent: donderdag 15 november 2007 15:20
To: hobbit at hswn.dk
Subject: RE: [hobbit] tooltips

In regards to the hobbit snapshot:

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  If the list server allows it, I have attached an image of my bb2.html page.  bb2 is our primary view and, as you can see from the image, tooltips pushes all the hobbit columns out of the view to the right.

Tooltips are the text you see when you hover over items like the smiley's in hobbit?  I suppose it has always worked well for the little smiley gif icons, just not so well for the bb2 host links where it seems to add the tooltip to the hostname rather than create floating text.



From: Johann Eggers [mailto:Johann.Eggers at teleatlas.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2007 13:11
To: hobbit at hswn.dk
Subject: [hobbit] tooltips

Re: the tooltips issue:

Isn't it useful to make this an option whether they should be displayed on the bb2 page or not?

I really like the tooltips but I agree with David that they will clutter your bb2 page so that this page is not longer usable...


From: Gore, David W (David) [mailto:david.gore at verizonbusiness.com]
Sent: Donnerstag, 15. November 2007 13:47
To: hobbit at hswn.dk
Subject: RE: [hobbit] stale alerts

I am running 4.2.0 with the allinone patch.  I do have a suspicion that external server side scripts could contribute to the stale alerts.  In my case, specifically a script that ssh's to a remote host and executes a shell script on the remote host.  It may also happen in conjunction with these errors in the logs, which someone else recently reported:

page.log.1:2007-11-05 16:20:53 hobbitd_alert: Got message 14425, expected 14424
As soon as the issue with tooltips is resolved, I will be moving our primary hobbit to the snapshot release.

The snapshot, seems much
better, but with tooltips and host descriptions pushing our display to
the far right of the screen we cannot use it right now.


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