Proxmox Nag Notices

At work we use Proxmox. Decent software. Recently I began nominal testing of updating from 5.4 to 6.0.

Support subscriptions are available. When applicable with the web browser interface there is a nag notice about not having a valid subscription.

I understand and appreciate the desire to motivate users to buy subscriptions, but the software is free/libre.

A nag notice at every usage instance is a significant nuisance. Childish. The nag notice treats users like a commodity.

With each major release the developers change the contents or location of the nag notice code. I suppose in the hope of some kind of obfuscation. This is no different with the 6.0 release. The location of the code changed from /usr/share/pve-manager/pvemanagerlib.js to /usr/share/javascript/proxmox-widget-toolkit/proxmoxlib.js.

Searching the web reveals how to disable the nag notice.

This strategy is unprofessional. A reasonable policy is nag twice upon initial usage. Thereafter remind once a quarter. Treat users like adults.

Posted: Category: Usability Tagged: Virtual Machines

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