This week Christian, Ralf and Myself spent sprinting the dashboard to a state we can have alpha-testers use it. We decided to set up a test-instance of the CNDB for our friends at FunkFeuer Graz to get useful input from them on how to push the dashboard forwards.
Right now the dashboard not only looks fancy but the basic functionality for network participants is implemented.
The dashboard now has a nice map showing all the nodes the user manages and their position:
Next, Node creation and editing also has a map. You can assign the position of the node either through the map or through geo-lookup of the nodes address.
The node list can of course be filtered (both through the map and through the list) and all devices etc. added and edited.
Overall this week of dashboard sprint brought us and the common node db closer to the goal of having a management software that is not only representing the network well in its data structure but has an attractive surface to participants of networks.