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Administration and Management GUI


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  • Name: Miguel González Álvarez
  • Email: migonzalvar@activitycentral.com

Current status

  • Targeted release: 0.5
  • Last updated: October 21, 2013
  • Percentage of completion: 50%

Detailed Description

A UI for administering the school server has been a big requirement over the years. This feature implements the UI using a service called Ajenti.

Benefit to XSCE

Ajenti enables the control of various aspects of the school server through a user interface. It also enables the creation of a framework through which services can be added scalably (Ajenti is written in python and is quite actively developed and maintained)


The codebase needs to be moved from the dextrose server (https://github.com/activitycentral/dxs) to the XSCE. The playbooks already exist so it should just be a matter of porting and testing.

See the Ajenti folder: https://github.com/activitycentral/dxs/tree/master/roles/ajenti

UI Design

See screenshots here: http://ajenti.org/

How To Test

Testing notes go here

User Experience

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