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From Brian Topping <>
Subject Re: Status Mavenization of ACE
Date Sat, 12 Dec 2009 16:35:50 GMT
Ok, I'm finally in.  My desktop machine was down all week due to the  
inclusion of a RAID card and an attempt at converting the boot drive  
to a RAID 0 backed by solid state disks.  I had to abort, a certain  
vendor of SSDs (who will remain nameless for the time being) isn't  
spec compliant to SATA.  It was kind of a major timesink!

I was surprised to find that the build actually builds.  Nice work!

My plan is to just start at the bottom of the dependency tree and work  
upwards with cleaning up the bundle plugin calls.  That will renew my  
experience there and get some of that work out of the way.

As a pattern, I see that you've put an osgi.bnd in every build.  My  
past experience was to avoid this file and have the bundle plugin work  
from scratch.  It can be more work that way, but I liked that the  
manifest instructions were completely contained in the POM.  Any  
thoughts there?

Cheers, Brian

On Dec 9, 2009, at 1:57 PM, Toni Menzel wrote:

> No worries, man.
> You can feel lucky, cause it was a more messy work organizing the  
> mass of
> resources into single artifacts than anything else.
> ;)
> Now, i you could check things out and try to make a dev-server  or
> dev-gateway target (use pax runner to easily grab the maven  
> artifacts using
> the mvn:<groupId>:<artifactId>:<version>).
> Not sure, are you aware of Pax Runner ?
> When trying, you will see really fast that things don't work out  
> because the
> bundles are (mostly) default bnd settings.
> You should compare the contents+manifest of the maven build  
> artifacts and
> the ones from core/deploy/bundles (built by ant).
> Then, i think its enough for most of the cases to tweak the osgi.bnd  
> file
> (bnd files, used by maven-bundle-plugin) in the right direction to  
> get the
> desired shape.
> Changing Export-Package, Private-Package and and adding Embed- 
> Dependency
> where appropriate.
> (we call the ANT build the reference)
> So, i think you just start over when you have some time and look at  
> those
> things and don't hesitate to commit the changes.
> If you want, we can skype/gmailchat tomorrow ?
> My skype is tonitcom, gmail is
> have fun,
> Toni
> On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 7:41 PM, Brian Topping <>  
> wrote:
>> Hi Toni,
>> I was starting to feel like I had missed the boat for helping out,  
>> so I'm
>> glad you asked.
>> What can I do here? Would you like to take the lead on task  
>> delegation or
>> should we just jump in?
>> Cheers, Brian
>> On Dec 9, 2009, at 1:17 PM, Toni Menzel wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>>> at [1] we now have not less than 50 maven artifacts, made of what  
>>> i found
>>> in
>>> build.xml (project-bundle calls).
>>> All bundles are pre-configured with the standard maven-bundle- 
>>> plugin (2.0)
>>> behavior.
>>> Exceptions are:
>>> - multigatewaybootstrap
>>> - Webstart Management Agent
>>> Both are pretty much distributions and should be not ported 1:1  
>>> but using
>>> the maven way (assembly plugin for example). Saved that for later,  
>>> once
>>> things work.
>>> - webui
>>> Done as ACE-69.
>>> Having that said, they are not identical to the bundles produced  
>>> by the
>>> ant
>>> build yet.
>>> This is going to be the next step (see
>>> for a complete list)
>>> As a third step, the webui is going to be ported using the
>>> maven-gwt-plugin.
>>> I found that an extra library is required (dnd-gwt). Unfortunately  
>>> the
>>> author has not been pushed it to a maven repo. Have already  
>>> contacted the
>>> author about it.
>>> As last resort we always can push it ourselves to any repo.
>>> Just you know the state of affairs. At this stage, work could be  
>>> split up
>>> pretty nicely. So if one wants to step up ?
>>> cheers,
>>> Toni
>>> [1]
> -- 
> Toni Menzel
> Independent Software Developer
> Professional Profile:
>     - New Energy for OSS Communities - Open
> Participation Software.

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