Hello developer community,
this is the first of a few Ideas I like the AC to consider.
For services that I started to maintain I feel like I’m lacking a way to tell the user the current status of the service. Right now we only have bundle running/stopped, provided by OSGI.
I’d like to have an extended status interface that allows to provide information comparable to a Thing or Rule status. So that would include:
- A status (restricted by an enum)
- An extended status enum
- An extended status message (i18n considered)
For the Hue emulation that would be for example:
- ONLINE, NONE, “”
- OFFLINE, CONFIGURATION_ERROR, “Two items have the same Hue ID. Please change the ID of item_1 or item_2”
I would also need that for the embedded mqtt broker. But actually a lot of core services itself would benefit.
I have considered an extended status message in my Paper UI NG design study and I think that is a way more user friendly way than requiring people to watch log files.
This is not related to a notification infrastructure. Notifications are for ongoing / streamed events.