Page 2 Step 3.d says to unzip the file into xyz directory.
The following steps seem to do the same thing ...unzip into tmp and move the same stuff over ? which is it ?
Page 3 in Configure WGP
I cannot figure out what needs to change .... MC2 already has al entries filled in
Page 3 In Quickstart Steps
step 3 - pick anything like RSS widget or Hello world ?
I cannot understand the intent of this section.
I get to step 7 and the GetThis button is nowhere to be seen ..... is it supposed to be in the box that says
"Unable to connect Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at mc2.ibm.com." None of the widgets seem to produce the box on the right (preview I suppose ?)
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John_Gerken 0100001Y8N1 PostACCEPTED ANSWER
Re: Install Instructions2009-11-24T23:17:39Z in response to SystemAdminHi Harry,
Thanks for your post. Let's see if I can answer your questions:
1) Regarding 3.d: Yea, that could be clearer. The first line was intended to be a summary with the lines that followed to be the detail. I'll get that cleaned up and post in the next update.
2) Regarding Configure WGP Server Settings: The values that are there are simply defaults that we set. What you're setting there are servers that are referenced by the widgets and would be shown by default to users of created widgets when using GetThis to move a widget from one place to another. If you don't have a server of a given type, then simply leave it as-is for now.
3) Regarding quickstart: I'm not sure where you're getting stuck. Presumably though, if you're here, you've gotten the stuff installed. So let's see if I can explain things another way:
- Once you've clicked "New Widget", a page will open with a list box on the left and a "preview" area on the left. On the right are a collection of widget types -- views if you will on data. So if you select the one for "Charts", that is a widget type that will display numeric feed data in chart form. Select "Feed Reader" to create a widget that can display textual RSS and ATOM feeds. So the option you'd select is the widget type or view you're wishing to use. For each selection, on the left is a preview of what that widget might look like. Once you've selected one, click "Next".
- On the next page is where you'd customize your widget. Do whatever you wish here to make the widget look like you want it to. But be aware of one thing: We've not gotten the whole "which feeds work best with which widget type" thing worked out, so if you try to select a feed that has data a given widget type can't handle, you'll have trouble with it. When you're finished customizing, click "Next".
- On this page edit whatever you wish here to allow the widget to show up as you'd like it to in the catalog (tags, permissions, etc.) and click "Finish" to publish your new widget into the catalog and take you to the last page in the wizard.
- On this landing page you should see details about your widget on the left and your completed widget on the right. Within the widget in the bottom right corner is a GetThis button (unless you turned it off on the customization page earlier). If you click that button, a small dialog should appear within the widget containing a collection of icons. These icons represent applications that you may have configured earlier in the "Configure WGP..." step earlier. You will also see icons for Download, e-mail and embed. Selecting a given icon should guide the user through the process of moving that widget to the target platform selected.
Anyway, please let me know if this post helps or not. I appreciate you taking the time to ask questions. We can't fix what we don't know is broken. I'll improve the docs based on your questions and post an update when we do our next revision.
SystemAdmin 110000D4XK2 PostsACCEPTED ANSWER
Re: Install Instructions2009-11-26T16:11:03Z in response to SystemAdminHi Harry,
The last part of your post seems to suggest you are not seeing our widgets being rendered in Mashup Center. One possibility is that our installer was unable to detect your server hostname. This sometimes happens with a non-production server that has no static IP address or hostname. On Windows the server hostname setting is found in the "My Computer" properties under "Computer Name".
Sometimes, for testing or development, you may want to run everything under a "localhost" hostname. The quickest way to do it is to set the "Hostname" configuration value (the first field) to "localhost". (From your description, this may have been incorrectly set to "mc2.ibm.com") A similar correction is made in the other URL fields in the WGP configuration settings.
Be advised that running under "localhost" won't work properly if you try to connect from a remote client. (i.e. using a browser on a different machine) So if you have a server hostname, it is preferable to use it.
Save your changes and check if that may have helped with the widget rendering. If you are still not seeing widgets, try the steps under the section "Install OAA Runtime". Please let us know if this helps.