On 04.02.2016 11:34, Stefano Zamboni wrote:
first of all thank you for this really impressive piece of code.
Thanks. Appreciate that.
I'm a contributor of Koozali SME server linux distribution
); ATM our distro is C6 based, but we (finally)
starting moving to C7
we need to rethink/redo our server manager (from here S-M) web gui and
cockpit come to our attention.
the idea is to use cockpit as a base for our S-M, but we need to know if
it supports some kind of customization.. we don't want to create "our"
cockpit, just enhance it via plugin, trying to stay adherent to the
Yup, Cockpit supports plugins and customization. You can add stuff to
the sidebar, or dashboards to the top navbar:
I have some question:
1) I know that branding is possible/quite easy, but, for example, I
didn't find any way to change the background color of the main bar, on
top of the page.. I see that all the style is inline.. is it a choiche?
is editing that code the only way to change colors/fonts and so on?
On the login page most of the styling is inline, to very simply serve a
page without authentication or requiring access to the packages. I think
it should be able to put CSS in the branding with the flag "!important"
that would override the styling on the login page.
2) is there any way to "override" some features? for
example, I'd like
to replace users' logic creation with mine; is it feasible? moreover, is
possible to disable/hide some elements (buttons or a single menu item in
the left bar)?
Yes, definitely, each part of Cockpit is its own package, including the
local user modification stuff. See 'cockpit-bridge --packages' for a
list of the packages installed. Here's the documentation:
For example, if you put a package in /usr/local/share/cockpit/users (ie:
the same name as the one installed by default in /usr/share/cockpit)
then it'll be used in its place.
3) OTOH, is there an easy way to enhance an available panel with
Yup, see this documentation:
Or this example:
IIUC, supposing that only root will have access to cockpit, I can
override an existing module just creating a new one
in ////root///.local/share/cockpit/ /dir.. am I right?
Yes, that's possible. In addition see /usr/local/share/cockpit above.