[smokeping-users] Extopus as the only frontend in 3.0?

Tobias Oetiker tobi at oetiker.ch
Tue Nov 19 15:38:00 CET 2013

Hi Erik,

Today Erik Taraldsen wrote:

> In the about section of http://oss.oetiker.ch/smokeping/ it states that
> Extopus is "a frontend". Meaning that the frontend used in 2.6.x will still
> be around?

smokeping das will be accessible though a jsonrpc (and potentially
REST) interface ...

> I tried the demo at
> http://oss.oetiker.ch/extopus-demo/ep-admin.fcgi/app/# and, well, it felt a
> bit more WEB1.0.  And I get more a WEB 1.5 feeling with the current
> frontend.

oh :-) the extopus frontend is written entirely in javascript,
using only ajax calls to talk to the backend, all new and beautiful
code. It is resizable, and never reloads and is thus as fast as
things get.

It does look like a desktop application, but that is intended ...

that said, due to the fact that smokeping will have a jsonrpc
interface, you could easily consume its content from other places
too (like a classic web page for example).

still working on the probing event loop, but as soon as it is done
I will move into the frontend stages to get something to show off,
things may become much cleare then :-)

Tobi Oetiker, OETIKER+PARTNER AG, Aarweg 15 CH-4600 Olten, Switzerland
http://it.oetiker.ch tobi at oetiker.ch ++41 62 775 9902 / sb: -9900

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