As a developer, one drawback of using Google Web Toolkit (GWT) for the oVirt Administration Portal (aka webadmin) is that the GWT compile process takes an exceptionally long time. If you make a change in some code and rebuild the ovirt-engine project using make install-dev …, you’ll be waiting several minutes to test your change. In practice, such a long delay in the usual code-compile-refresh-test cycle would be unbearable.

Luckily, we can use GWT Super Dev Mode (“SDM”) to start up a quick refresh-capable instance of the application. With SDM running, you can make a change in GWT […]