Andreas and Marius have been working on implementing a new multi-server dash board for Cockpit. It’s really looking great.
The goal here is that the dash board should work with either one server or several, and give you an overview of what’s going on. Problems that require attention …
D-Bus is powerful IPC Cockpit is heavily built around DBus. We send DBus over our WebSocket transport, and marshal them in JSON.
DBus is powerful, with lots of capabilities. Not all projects use all of these, but so many of these capabilities are what allow Cockpit to implement its UI …
Cockpit 0.12 now has support for pulling Docker images from the Docker registry.
Unfortunately Docker doesn’t have support for cancelling the pull of an image. So that sort of hampers the UI a bit. At least for now.
Cockpit 0.11 now has an all new simple Networking UI. Still some work to do, but it’s coming together. You can see it here:
Here’s a short video showing how Cockpit manages Docker containers. Cockpit is in RHEL branding here, but it’s basically the same thing as you get from cockpit-project.org
This UI is going to be refined somewhat, but it’s nice to see things coming together.
At GUADEC in Brno, I gave a talk about usability and security prompts.
The video and slides is now online. I’m really impressed with how fast the videos became available this time around.