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From "SuichII, Christopher" <>
Subject Re: CloudStack API Development
Date Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:31:02 GMT
Sure thing! I'll be on vacation next week but will document the process a little more and write
something up the following week. If you have a more urgent need than that, feel free to shoot
me an email.


On Jun 28, 2013, at 3:07 PM, David Nalley <>

> Do you mind writing up the process on the wiki or in a blog post (or both?)
> --David
> On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 2:56 PM, SuichII, Christopher
> <> wrote:
>> So a little update on the hot-deployable API front:
>> It works…I think. I've been able to package my code into a jar deploy it to a pre-comipiled
CloudStack. All I had to do was:
>> -Compile the client
>> -Add a bean for my PluggableService to applicationContext.xml
>> -Add my command permissions to the
>> -Drop my jar and dependency jars into /WEB-INF/lib/
>> So, to anyone curious, the plugins look more firefox-y than we though. =)
>> If anyone sees a potential problem with this please let me know. I'll update the
list if I come across anything else interesting in my investigation.
>> -Chris
>> On Jun 28, 2013, at 12:43 AM, Prasanna Santhanam <> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 07:36:58PM +0000, SuichII, Christopher wrote:
>>>> I've got some questions related to this topic?
>>>> We're planning on developing an API plugin, but not submitting the
>>>> source to CloudStack. Rather, we would like to generate a jar file
>>>> and deploy that to the CloudStack API plugin directory. Has anyone
>>>> done this?
>>>> Ian, your blog post and notes were extremely helpful, so thanks for
>>>> that! Do you have any idea how to contribute an API without having
>>>> to add your plugin as a maven dependency at compile time? It seems
>>>> like, in order for us to do this, there needs to be a way to
>>>> register an API plugin to an existing CloudStack deployment without
>>>> re-compiling.
>>> It could work, but not without a recompile. Plugins here aren't quite
>>> firefox plugins (yet) :)
>>> --
>>> Prasanna.,
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