Pierre allows you to include plugins for post processing that may be desired for information returned from a search. Currently there are no plugins that come with Pierre and the service designer should check to see if any plugins exist for the model service being configured. The panel for this in the application looks like the figure below.
Post Processing Plugins: This fields will list all the plugins for post processing that have been associated with this service. There are three buttons beneath this field: Add, Edit, and Delete.
Add: To add a plugin to the list, click Add. A dialog will appear (like the image below) with two fields. Plugin Class Name is a free text field that specifies the fuly qualified Java class name of the class that will implement the "QueryFeature" interface. Dependency is a two part field for any special *.jar class that may be needed for this feature. The first part is a free text field that can be filled either with free text or by selecing browsing. Clicking Browse will cuase a dialog box to appear prompting for file selection. Once a .jar file has been been selected, click Add. This will add the .jar file to a list that appears in the second part of the Dependency field. Clicking Clear will clear the entry in the first field. To delete a.jar file, select the file to be deleted from the list and click Delete. When you are done, click Close. The dialog will dissappear.
Edit: To change and entry in the Post Processing Plugins list, select the entry and click Edit. this will cause a dialog to appear that is the same as the one for adding.
Delete: To delete an entry from the Post Processing Plugins list, select the entry and click Delete.
Help: Clicking this button brings up a window with help on filling in the given tab.
Comments...: clicking this button allows you to add specific comments for this tab. A dialog will appear like the one shown below.
The left hand side will list the comments that have already been added while the right hand side will display the comment that you have selected from the left. To add a new comment, click Add and a second dialog will appear like the one below. Selecting a comment on the left hand side and clicking Edit will allow you to change an existing comment while clicking Delete will remove it from the list. Clicking Help brings up a window with information about filling in the dialog. To close the dialog and save your changes, click OK. To close the dialog without saving any changes, click Close.
This dialog allows you to enter information for Title, Author, Date, and Comment. To close the dialog and save your changes, click OK. To close the dialog without saving any changes, click Close.
Test: Clicking this button will generate a sample front end application with the current values in the service design. Note that this test front end will look like the standalone application and will not provide you with samples of the other front end deployments.