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From David Jencks <>
Subject Problem with plugins and default type
Date Thu, 25 Sep 2008 16:59:45 GMT
I'm finding some problems with apps packaged as plugins, see  

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).


david jencks

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