Whither LVM replacement?

Whither LVM replacement?

Post by Jonathan d » Sun, 13 Feb 2011 07:27:22


> This may be related: http://www.yqcomputer.com/
If only it were readable.

Whatever happened to your LVM replacement, by the way?
 
 
 

Whither LVM replacement?

Post by Alex Taylo » Sun, 13 Feb 2011 12:15:02

On Fri, 11 Feb 2011 22:27:22 UTC, Jonathan de Boyne Pollard



Phase 1 (the install-time GUI) is pretty mature now.

Phase 2, a full-fledged LVMGUI replacement, is on the back burner until
either somebody decides to implement it, or (more likely) I've learned
enough about programming in PM and GPI to be able to write it myself.

My TODO list is very long, however...


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Whither LVM replacement?

Post by Jonathan d » Sun, 13 Feb 2011 21:59:03

>> Whatever happened to your LVM replacement, by the way?

The screen shots were mockups?


You should see mine. I might send the Progress-o-Matic URL to you, in
fact, just so that you can. (-:
 
 
 

Whither LVM replacement?

Post by Alex Taylo » Mon, 14 Feb 2011 13:50:02

On Sat, 12 Feb 2011 12:59:03 UTC, Jonathan de Boyne Pollard



If you mean the ones here:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ~ataylo00/os2/toolkits/lvm/redesign/
Then yes, they were drawn in MS Paintbrush.

I did later create a simple prototype application that could actually
read the current disks and display something like the GUI depicted above
with real data from the system. Some screenshots of that one might also
have gotten loose. I wrote it using Dynamic Windows, which at the time
allowed me to draw the graphics without knowing GPI. However, I ended
up shelving it after deciding that DW wasn't yet sophisticated enough to
do everything I needed. (And since DW seems to have been abandoned by
its author now...)


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Whither LVM replacement?

Post by Shmuel Met » Tue, 15 Feb 2011 01:17:39

In <mdq090pMZSKk-pn2-cZS75GQcymOd@localhost>, on 02/11/2011
at 09:15 PM, "Alex Taylor" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > said:


Does it include compatibility with Linux LVM or EVMS?

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Whither LVM replacement?

Post by Jonathan d » Tue, 15 Feb 2011 14:08:27

>> The screen shots were mockups?

That's a shame. They looked good.


It's interesting to hear of a case where the obstacle is the GUI
programming. Usually it's the application logic proper, the "model"
part of the Model-View-Controller triple. (-:

You should be able to work something up with mostly ordinary controls,
no GPI needed. The stuff at the top left looks doable with just a
standard container control. Similarly, the stuff at the top right is
just a collection of statics and a listbox (or another container). It's
really only the graphical bar representations of disc space where you'd
have to become involved with GPI. And it's not that onerous. It's not
as if you'd be drawing complex polygons or curves. A subclassed static
control and some rectangle drawing and text drawing should be enough.

Ironically, the GUI version of the utility would be a lot easier to work
up, in the above manner, than the TUI version that you mocked up. A TUI
program would need a whole extra library to provide the basic windows,
controls, message processing and suchlike, the stuff that Presentation
Manager does for a GUI application without the application needing to.
(I speak from experience. I wrote one. If you've used the MORE command
from my 32-bit CMD, you've seen it in action.)
 
 
 

Whither LVM replacement?

Post by Alex Taylo » Wed, 16 Feb 2011 20:41:02

On Sun, 13 Feb 2011 16:17:39 UTC, Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz



What do you mean by "compatibility"? If you mean, will it coexist
peacefully alongside Linux-LVM or EVMS volumes, without either one
interfering with the other? I have no idea.

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Whither LVM replacement?

Post by Jonathan d » Thu, 17 Feb 2011 08:40:50

>>> My TODO list is very long, however...

I think that M. Metz thought that you planned to provide an entire LVM
system, drivers and all, rather than a refactored GUI/TUI configuration
tool for the existing system supplied by IBM.
 
 
 

Whither LVM replacement?

Post by Andy » Thu, 17 Feb 2011 14:18:55

On Sun, 13 Feb 2011 04:50:02 UTC, "Alex Taylor"

(And since DW seems to have been abandoned by
DW is still receiving updates... the last update was 4 months ago.
Primarily being updated for REXX/DW (by the Regina REXX author) and no
longer by the initial creator of the program.
Andy


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Whither LVM replacement?

Post by Shmuel Met » Fri, 18 Feb 2011 05:12:58

In < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, on
02/15/2011
at 11:40 PM, Jonathan de Boyne Pollard
< XXXX@XXXXX.COM > said:


Yes.

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Post by Jonathan d » Fri, 18 Feb 2011 13:57:58

>> I think that M. Metz thought that you planned to provide an entire
Do you have a disc with Linux LVM partitions on it, or was it just a
hypothetical enquiry?
 
 
 

Whither LVM replacement?

Post by Shmuel Met » Sat, 19 Feb 2011 03:12:56

In < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, on
02/17/2011
at 04:57 AM, Jonathan de Boyne Pollard
< XXXX@XXXXX.COM > said:


Semi-hypthetical. If I had an LVM package that both eCS and Linux
supported then I'd use it. As it is, I use the OS/2 LVM because it's
mandatory and allocate Linux logical drives from the eCS LVM LVM.

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Post by Andy » Wed, 09 Mar 2011 06:58:10

On Wed, 16 Feb 2011 05:18:55 UTC, "Andy"




Starting three days after I posted the above... The original author
has made a whole slew of updates.
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Andy
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Whither LVM replacement?

Post by Brian Smit » Thu, 31 Mar 2011 16:04:54


It has not been abandoned... I was busy with some other projects so
hadn't had a lot of time to dedicate to it, but Mark has been doing a
good job of maintaining it. I've spent a bunch of time on it
lately... most of the time spent porting to the Mac using Cocoa and
rewriting the GTK version for GTK3. However new features have been
added with code and suggestions from Mark on all platforms. (There are
a couple features still missing from the OS/2 version... like the
embeddable browser and calendar controls). But anything that OS/2 has
support for I will try to keep up-to-date.

What isn't it sophisticated enough to do? I'd be happy to add support
for anything I can.

( I don't use my gmail account often... so it is better to contact me
via XXXX@XXXXX.COM )

Thanks,
Brian