I was talking to Vincent about this on IRC, and he suggested that I
open a jira issue, and send an email to the list, so here it is.
When loading the PanelWizard against a fairly large XWiki, the page
can take a fairly long time to load. Vincent and I talked about a few
Adding a "Sample mode" field to the Panels, where the panels would
render themselves w/ sample/dummy data to avoid queries to the DB. The
PanelWizard would then have to somehow display these panels in
The other is to skip rendering of all of the panels entirely: list the
title, links to edit/delete and provide a some kind of new button to
"display panel" or "display panel contents", which would defer panel
loading until requested... This collapsed view would apply to the
drag-n-drop off to the sidebars as well...