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From Ole Ersoy <>
Subject Re: [ApacheDS] [Maven] How can we have one authoritative copy of the server.xml file?
Date Mon, 09 Jul 2007 22:17:41 GMT
Here's an EMF way:

1) Create an EMF Model of the server's configuration
2) Set defaults the mirror the server's current defaults
3) Have this model in it's own EMF model project

Now whenever another project (Installer, Triplesec, ...) needs an instance of the server.xml
with the defaults it can just serialize the model to where the server.xml document needs to
be.  If custom settings need to be made, just make them on the model, and then serialize.
 A simple mojo could be created to handle this, which would make the server.xml always be
updated automatically in all projects that the mojo is plugged into.  This would also update
all server.xml files, whenever the configuration model is updated.

- Ole

Alex Karasulu wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm fed up with having to apply changes between the server.xml file in 
> the server-main project
> to the server-installers project which also contains a server.xml file 
> in it and vice versa.  Some
> times there are slight differences in these files and diffs get out of 
> wack so I cannot tell which
> file is the most up to date.
> I'd like to centralize and have a single authoritative copy in all of 
> the ApacheDS project.  I'd like
> to make maven reuse this same server.xml where ever it may be needed.  
> There is no XML
> artifact (packaging type in Maven jargon). If there was then we could 
> create a module with a
> dependency on this server.xml and reuse it all over without having to 
> worry about keeping
> multiple copies in sync.  This is an even greater issue in Triplesec btw 
> so it's a problem worth
> solving.
> Does anyone know or recommend a way we can use some Maven magic to solve 
> this problem?
> Thanks,
> Alex

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