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From Reinhard Poetz <>
Subject Re: Real blocks - current state and next steps
Date Mon, 12 Sep 2005 20:57:02 GMT
Daniel Fagerstrom wrote:
> Reinhard Poetz wrote:
>> Daniel Fagerstrom wrote:
>>> Deployement
>>> -----------
>>> During development it is easiest to deploy block by using an 
>>> (possibly graphical) OSGi console. Is this ok for production systems, 
>>> should we have some web gui?
>> A graphical installer is fine for development but IMHO not for 
>> production. I need a reproducible state of a system.
>> Suppose you have a cluster of 5 app servers running Cocoon. I don't 
>> want to connect to every server and install/uninstall blocks there. 
>> This is way to error-prone.
> Agree. This can still be done using the OSGi configuration service as it 
> just is a API, we could have an implementation that take an XML or a set 
> of XML files that describes the deployment.
>> What I think is some kind of block-installation descriptor[1]. I think 
>> M2 will help us here but I haven't had a closer look how this could be 
>> done.
> Yes, something like that. I'm not up to speed yet with M2, so I don't 
> know how we could use M2 here.
I hope I find some time before Amsterdam to learn more about M2 and also work on 
the big picture of block deployment again.

Reinhard Pötz           Independent Consultant, Trainer & (IT)-Coach 

{Software Engineering, Open Source, Web Applications, Apache Cocoon}


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