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From Dain Sundstrom <>
Subject Re: Configurations as Maven Artifacts?
Date Mon, 22 Nov 2004 19:11:31 GMT
On Nov 22, 2004, at 10:57 AM, Jeremy Boynes wrote:

> A random thought occured to me as I was sitting watching the build 
> that the assembly module, especially its maven.xml, was getting bigger 
> and bigger and that we might be better splitting things up.
> One of the main things it is doing is building different 
> configurations, many of which are not actually related to each other. 
> These could actually be treated as Maven artifacts that are produced 
> by the gernonimo deployment plugin. These artifacts could be shared 
> between multiple assemblies eliminating the duplication in e.g. 
> OpenEJB, ActiveMQ, Axis, etc.
> To make this work we would split assembly into three:
> * A module that built the deployment plugin
> * Modules that built each configuration using the deployment plugin
> * Modules that built each assembly by creating the distribution tree,
>   pre-loading its repo and installing the necessary configurations.
>   Geronimo would have its, other projects could assemble the configs
>   they needed.

+1 cool idea

> This should also speed up the build as the configurations would be 
> built in-vm by the plugin rather than forking the command-line 
> deployer every time.

Do we have a plugin that can do this today?  I thought our current 
plugin only worked with a running server, which would mean a fork.  
Anyway, it would be very nice if we didn't need to fork.


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