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From aleds...@apache.org
Subject [4/6] incubator-brooklyn git commit: docs for catalog: review comments
Date Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:10:55 GMT
docs for catalog: review comments

Project: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator-brooklyn/repo
Commit: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator-brooklyn/commit/06102d82
Tree: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator-brooklyn/tree/06102d82
Diff: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator-brooklyn/diff/06102d82

Branch: refs/heads/master
Commit: 06102d82bae34134159b8e85207a48e0e80e8e9a
Parents: d4b7be0
Author: Aled Sage <aled.sage@gmail.com>
Authored: Tue Dec 23 14:29:43 2014 +0000
Committer: Aled Sage <aled.sage@gmail.com>
Committed: Tue Dec 23 14:29:43 2014 +0000

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 .../catalog-maintenance.md                      | 48 ++++++++++----------
 1 file changed, 24 insertions(+), 24 deletions(-)
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http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator-brooklyn/blob/06102d82/docs/guide/use/guide/defining-applications/catalog-maintenance.md
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diff --git a/docs/guide/use/guide/defining-applications/catalog-maintenance.md b/docs/guide/use/guide/defining-applications/catalog-maintenance.md
index 818cece..b23450a 100644
--- a/docs/guide/use/guide/defining-applications/catalog-maintenance.md
+++ b/docs/guide/use/guide/defining-applications/catalog-maintenance.md
@@ -6,25 +6,29 @@ categories: [use, guide, catalog-maintenance]
 ---
 
 In addition to deploying [YAML blueprints](creating-yaml.md) directly through the web console,
it is possible
-to add YAML blueprints to the catalog, which can then be deployed by selecting them from
the 'Catalog' section of
-the 'Create Application' dialog.
+to add YAML blueprints to the catalog via Brooklyn's REST API.
 
-In order to add a YAML blueprint to the catalog, the root entity must ultimately extend `brooklyn.entity.Application`,
-and the blueprint must contain a `brooklyn.catalog` section. Once this has been done, we
can add the blueprint to the
-catalog via Brooklyn's REST API.
+The catalog is a collection of versioned blueprints, which can be deployed directly or referenced

+by other blueprints.  Blueprints in the catalog can be deployed via the Brooklyn REST API,
or from 
+the web-console's 'Catalog' section of the 'Create Application' dialog box.
+
+All YAML blueprints added to the catalog must also contain a `brooklyn.catalog` section.

+
+For a blueprint to be accessible via the 'Create Application' dialog, it must be an Application

+(i.e. the entity at the root of the blueprint must implement `brooklyn.entity.Application`).
 
 <!--
 TODO: Add section that explains how to add plain entities to the catalog and use them either
from the App Wizard,
 (and entity UI) or embed the catalog id + version in another YAML
 -->
 
-Let's take the following YAML as a starting point:
+Let's take the following YAML as a starting point. We will convert it for adding to the catalog,

+such that it will usable through the 'Create Application' dialog.
 
 {% highlight yaml %}
-name: MySQL Database
-
 location: localhost
 
+name: MySQL Database
 services:
 - type: brooklyn.entity.database.mysql.MySqlNode
   brooklyn.config:
@@ -34,35 +38,32 @@ services:
 The first thing we need to do is add a root element that extends `brooklyn.entity.Application`.
As we don't require any
 custom application-specific logic, we can use the `brooklyn.entity.basic.BasicApplication`
class. We can then add our
 MySqlNode as a child of the BasicApplication. When deploying a YAML blueprint via the YAML
page of the 'Add Application'
-modal, Brooklyn will do this automatically, however, in order to add our blueprint to the
catalog, we will need to this
+dialog, Brooklyn will do this automatically, however, in order to add our blueprint to the
catalog, we will need to this
 manually as follows:
 
 {% highlight yaml %}
-name: MySQL Database
-
 location: localhost
 
+name: MySQL Database
 services:
 - type: brooklyn.entity.basic.BasicApplication
   brooklyn.children:
   - type: brooklyn.entity.database.mysql.MySqlNode
     brooklyn.config:
       datastore.creation.script.url: classpath://visitors-creation-script.sql
-
 {% endhighlight %}
 
 The next step is to remove the location (as the user will select the location in the GUI),
and add a brooklyn.catalog
-section to tell Brooklyn how the blueprint should be displayed in the 'Add Application' modal:
+section to tell Brooklyn how the blueprint should be displayed in the 'Add Application' dialog:
 
 {% highlight yaml %}
-name: MySQL Database
-
 brooklyn.catalog:
   id: MySQL
   version: 1.0
   iconUrl: classpath://mysql.png
   description: MySql is an open source relational database management system (RDBMS)
 
+name: MySQL Database
 services:
 - type: brooklyn.entity.basic.BasicApplication
   brooklyn.children:
@@ -73,22 +74,22 @@ services:
 
 <!--
 TODO: Add section to explain that the brooklyn.catalog section can contain a libraries array,
each item pointing to 
-an OSGi bundle where the code for the blueprint is hosted. Evey type from the blueprint will
be searched for in the 
-libraries first and then on the standard brooklyn classpath
+an OSGi bundle where the code for the blueprint is hosted. Every type from the blueprint
will be searched for in the 
+libraries first and then on the standard Brooklyn classpath.
 -->
 
 - The `id: MySQL` section specifies a unique ID used by Brooklyn to identify the catalog
item. This ID is also passed to 
 `UsageManager.UsageListener.onApplicationEvent` for metering purposes.
 - The `version: 1.0` section provides a unique version for the *blueprint*. NOTE: This is
*not* the version of the software
 being installed (in this case MySQL).
-- The `iconUrl: classpath://...` is an optional, but recommened, section that allows you
to provide a graphic to be 
-displayed in the 'Add Application' modal alongside the blueprint name. These image files
should be placed in the 
+- The `iconUrl: classpath://...` is an optional, but recommended, section that allows you
to provide a graphic to be 
+displayed in the 'Add Application' dialog alongside the blueprint name. These image files
should be placed in the 
 `conf` folder to make them available at runtime.
 - The `description: ...` section allows you to give a free-format description of the blueprint,
which is displayed in the 
-'Add Application' modal.
+'Add Application' dialog.
 
 To add the blueprint to the catalog, post the YAML file to Brooklyn's REST API by using the
`curl` command as
-follows:
+follows (substituting your own usename:password, URL and file path):
 
 {% highlight bash %}
 curl -u admin:password http://127.0.0.1:8081/v1/catalog --data-binary @/Users/martin/Desktop/ms.yaml
@@ -99,7 +100,7 @@ This will add the blueprint to the catalog as shown here:
 
 If you attempt to run the curl command a second time, you will receive an error stating `Updating
existing catalog entries is forbidden`.
 To update the blueprint, you will need to change the version number in your yaml file before
running the curl command 
-again. This will create a second blueprint - you can then delete the old version via the
REST API, using its ID and version
+again. This will create a second blueprint. You can then delete the old version via the REST
API, using its ID and version
 as follows:
 
 {% highlight bash %}
@@ -107,8 +108,7 @@ curl -u admin:password -X DELETE http://127.0.0.1:8081/v1/catalog/entities/MySQL
 {% endhighlight %}
 
 **Note** Catalog items should not be deleted if there are running apps which were created
using the same item. During
-rebinding the catalog item is used to reconstruct the entity. A catalog item might also be
used in another catalog item - 
-it's not only about top-level application items.
+rebinding the catalog item is used to reconstruct the entity.
 
 <!--
 TODO: Add section policies to the catalog, and explaining how to add items to the UI using
the plus icon on the catalog tab


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