Vadim Comanescu wrote in post #957914:
The main reason for which im trying to build this is for the
configuration of the native zfs filesystem on solaris - building
diskpools, handling iscsi sharing, integration with VMware and other
solutions for virtualization. And that is not present in webmin or any
other app that configures unix systems.
Can you do that from a high-level application? I don't know how Solaris
I was thinking of mapping every system resource in an entity (object) in
That might make sense.
Also considering that it will have a rich web interface
for configuration im thinking pure scripting
What do you mean by "pure scripting"?
just wont do it without a
backend server where the application runs.
Uh, what? Wouldn't the application just run on the box that it was
supposed to configure?
And it would be really hard
from what i'm guessing now to actually reflect the complex interactions
in the system without a well designed layered architecture for this.
That's why i was wondering about rails considering the MVC architecture
and the implementation of object aggregation like has_a or belongs_to or
any other relationships that might have helped me alot.
has_many and belongs_to are only meaningful with a relational database.
Ruby objects aggregate beautifully without these.
Don't be so dazzled by Rails that you forget what core Ruby offers.
But i guess
rails for this would be an overkill.
Well, ActiveRecord would be unnecessary (I think), which *probably*
means that Rails would be overkill...but try it! Start with something
like Sinatra and see how far you get; be prepared to switch to Rails (or
something else entirely) if necessary.