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From Jeff Turner <j...@socialchange.net.au>
Subject Merlin, and NEW_PROJECTS.txt (Re: [OT] Jakarta: keeping track of it all)
Date Fri, 03 May 2002 12:40:35 GMT
On Fri, May 03, 2002 at 09:31:06AM +0200, Stephen McConnell wrote:
...
> 
> What your describing is one of the driving factors that resulted in 
> the creation of "Merlin" .. a tool used to run a component from an 
> Ant build file.  For example:
> 
>   <target name="demo">
>     <load target="org.apache.time.TimeProvider" priority="DEBUG" 
>       disposal="false" verbose="true">
>       <fileset dir="${lib}">
>          <include name="*.jar"/>
>       </fileset>
>     </load>
>   </target>

Sounds nifty.

> It basically reads a .xinfo file (same as Phoenix style
> plus some extensions to handle default configuration info and 
> context declaration). The main difference between Merlin and 
> Phoenix is that Merlin handles cascading configurations which 
> means you can run up a component without any of the config, 
> or assembly stuff.  Phoenix is a lot more powerful when you 
> start dealing with managing the source of service provision - 
> however, Merlin is a lot easier to tie into a development 
> cycle.  A the moment Merlin needs to go through the Excalibur 
> repackaging.

FYI, I just wrote a new doc, NEW_PROJECTS.txt, which describes this
process in painful detail.

--Jeff

... 
> Cheers, Steve.
> 

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