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Re: Graphical view on pluto_main
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2008, 04:16:14 pm »
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Any luck with the remaining 60%?

Unfortunately I didn't have that much time during the last week. I can tell you, this is quite a time consuming task ;)
You can watch the current status: http://www.schleiffer.net/linuxmce/pluto_main.png
I'll keep working on that beast and will upload it to the wiki as soon as I'm done.

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Re: Graphical view on pluto_main
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2008, 08:03:22 pm »
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Any luck with the remaining 60%?

Unfortunately I didn't have that much time during the last week. I can tell you, this is quite a time consuming task ;)
You can watch the current status: http://www.schleiffer.net/linuxmce/pluto_main.png
I'll keep working on that beast and will upload it to the wiki as soon as I'm done.

Cool - every little bit counts. As soon as the Device and Template tables have more relations mapped, it'll be helping me directly. Thanks.

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Re: Graphical view on pluto_main
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2008, 08:41:32 pm »
As soon as the Device and Template tables have more relations mapped, it'll be helping me directly.

Ok, I can go on with these tables. Tomorrow I'm going to be on the train for a couple of hours, i.e. I can work on that stuff.

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Re: Graphical view on pluto_main
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2008, 03:20:47 am »
Maybe royw's mindmap point in this thread and lon2's data dictionary point in "Re: Database (Pluto_media) ERD", as well as chriss' ERD points in this thread suggest a team of people who can work together to wiki a solid beginning of a LMCE DB document.

FWIW, I hope the docs/diagrams include a version number, as 0704 is different from 0710bN, and the different bNs (1, 2, 3 so far, and SVN snapshots), all could be different.

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Re: Graphical view on pluto_main
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2008, 08:38:54 pm »
Howdy,

I've been working on a utility that generates ruby on rails models from the linuxmce databases.  One of the utilities available for rails is railroad (http://railroad.rubyforge.org/) which can create graphical views of the data model relationships.  The normal graph for models is dot, which views as a couple of rows.  This doesn't work too well for the 319 models of LinuxMCE.  Controllers are normally displayed using neato, which views most interconnects in the center, fewer interconnects away from the center.  For grins I created a neato view of the models.  This is pretty close to an ERD.  But with 319 models, it doesn't look too useful.  For your viewing pleasure, here are the graphs:

  http://roy.wright.org/linuxmce/models.dot.svg
  http://roy.wright.org/linuxmce/models.neato.svg

The size of the SVG files seems to cause firefox some problems, I found that inkscape (http://www.inkscape.org/) views them well.  The zoom in/out (+/-) helps.

See Graphviz (http://www.graphviz.org/) for details on dot and neato.

BTW, I think I have all the relationships being modeled correctly.  I'm going to start a UI today to give a few of models a more thorough check out.  I don't see anyway to automate generating field validations, so there is a lot of work ahead.

Just to give you a taste of model usage:

>> PlutoMedia::File.find(1520).media_type.Description
=> "LinuxMCE Pictures"

>> PlutoMain::User.find_by_UserName('Roy').user_mode.Description
=> "At Home"

The first is an external join for PK_File == 1520 (the media_type references PlutoMain::MediaType).  The later is a foreign key join (user_mode references PlutoMain::UserMode).  IMO mucho prettier than SQL.   :)

Have fun,
Roy