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Re: Web UI for NPF as a GSoC project

In article <20160313165431.GA15509%SDF.ORG@localhost>,  <coypu%SDF.ORG@localhost> wrote:
>On Sun, Mar 13, 2016 at 04:34:09PM +0000, Christos Zoulas wrote:
>> This looks good, but I am wondering if it is not going to be easier
>> and better for you to use one of the existing web-ui frameworks so
>> you can have more time to spend on functionality.
>> christos
>Qualifying again that I'm not familiar with most options...
>If you mean adapting pfSense (or one of its forks, or a similar project):

No, I did not. But looking at its user interface would be a good idea.

>I generally think adapting pfSense or a fork is one of the best options,
>as it gives us access to its extensions.
>However, many of those tools are written in PHP, and whoever wrote the
>project explicitly mentioned his dislike of the language.

Yes, we'd rather not write it in php :-)

>Viewing the alternatives I've also noted none of them seem mobile
>friendly right now, which is something that is easier to add on a
>brand new design.
>If you mean choosing another language to get better tools:
>I'm not too picky about Lua, I just figured it's a good choice for being
>in base. I'll check out what's the tool gain from picking one of the
>other languages.
>To be sure, my options are (given portability concerns): python, perl
>and lua, correct?
>Thanks for responding!

I meant using some of the javascript frameworks like angular etc...


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