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From Gilson Nascimento D Elrei <gilson....@cpm.com.br>
Subject RES: Promoting EARs
Date Wed, 11 Sep 2002 16:13:28 GMT
Is there a good (and practical) documentation about it ?
thanks in advance.
Gilson


> ----- Mensagem original -----
> De:		Erik Hatcher [SMTP:jakarta-ant@ehatchersolutions.com]
> Enviada em:		quarta-feira, 11 de setembro de 2002 13:17
> Para:		Ant Users List
> Assunto:		Re: Promoting EARs
> 
> Along with the other folks great advice, I'd highly recommend you use 
> XDoclet in conjunction with your EJB stuff.  For example, (and I'm only 
> using Session Beans, Entity Beans proved too painful for us), I 
> configure the deployment JNDI names custom per the site I'm building by 
> using an Ant property in an XDoclet tag.
> 
> XDoclet expands Ant properties in @tags, which is a very powerful feature.
> 
> FYI: I'm running XDoclet from CVS HEAD, its the only way to fly with it 
> right now.  Look for an official release in the near future.
> 
> 	Erik
> 
> 
> Kyle Adams wrote:
> > I've been asked to write scripts to automate our promotion process (from
> > Dev to Test to Production).
> > 
> > We deploy our applications as EARs, typically containing one WAR and
> > multiple EJB JARs.  Our promotion process consists of extracting the
> > deployment descriptors, making necessary changes to move from one
> > environment to the next, placing the modified DDs back in the archives,
> > and FTPing everything up.
> > 
> > Currently we do this by hand.  Looking at the core set of Ant tasks, I
> > see some problems with automating the process - I can unear the
> > application, then unzip all of the archives it contains, and use a
> > <patternset> to only extract deployment descriptors.  The problem is
> > that all of our EJB DDs have the same names - ejbjar.xml and
> > weblogic-ejbjar.xml.  Thus, they end up over-writing each other on
> > extraction.
> > 
> > Thus, I'm at a loss as to easy ways to extract files (with the same
> > name) from multiple archives in such a way that they don't stomp all
> > over each other.  I could write my own task, creating separate
> > subdirectories within the destination directory to separate out the EJB
> > DDs, but I wanted to check if anyone else has addressed this issue
> > before.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > Kyle Adams
> > Java Developer
> > Gordon Food Service
> > 
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