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From David Jencks <david_jen...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Problem with plugins and default type
Date Thu, 25 Sep 2008 17:16:11 GMT
sorry guys wrong list

david jencks

On Sep 25, 2008, at 9:59 AM, David Jencks wrote:

> I'm finding some problems with apps packaged as plugins, see  
> GERONIMO-4323
>
> Here's the text...
> AbstractRepository.copyToRepository bases the decision on whether to  
> unpack or copy an artifact on the type. Since all it gets is a  
> stream and artifact, I don't see any obvious ways to change this  
> behavior: to actually detect if something is a plugin you'd have to  
> look at the content, which isn't available when the decision is made.
>
> I can see several ways out:
>
> 1. make all plugins be of type car
> 2. make packed plugins work (would require a new classloader and  
> might cause difficulties with tomcat and openejb integration)
> 3. copy the file packed, peek inside, and unpack if necessary.
>
> Unless there's strong opposition I'm going to try to implement (1).
>
> Comments?
>
> thanks
> david jencks


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