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From Sanjiva Weerawarana <>
Subject Re: [axis2] Exploded directory support
Date Mon, 08 Aug 2005 15:00:12 GMT
+1 in general, and +1 specifically for eliminating the service name from
service.xml .. DRY. 


On Mon, 2005-08-08 at 09:05 -0400, Glen Daniels wrote:
> Hey folks:
> I notice that we don't seem to support exploded directories yet.  Is 
> anyone working on this?  We should be able to just drop a directory 
> structure like
>    echo/
>      META-INF/service.xml
>      classes/echo.class
>      lib/support.jar
>      modules/
> underneath $AXIS/services/, and have the deployer treat it exactly the 
> same as if the same files were compressed into "echo.aar".
> Also, should we really have the service name in the service.xml file at 
> all?  Why not just use the name of the directory/archive?  Right now we 
> have an opportunity for conflicts, which would be resolved for us by the 
> file system if we were to simply use the file name as the service name. 
>   It also would simplify the work a deployer needs to do, and make it 
> easy to rename services (just rename the dir/file).  Thoughts?
> --Glen

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