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From Jeremy Boynes <>
Subject Re: Two deployment tools
Date Thu, 31 Mar 2005 00:14:15 GMT
This sounds like the geronimo-packaging-plugin:

I'm nearly finished with the next set of changes which includes support 
for packaging any type of module.


Dain Sundstrom wrote:
> Aaron,
> A while back we had a discussion about one vs. two deployment tools.  
> IIRC, you wanted two tools because the command line options for the 
> "package" command did not fit well into JSR88, and I thought having 
> multiple deploy tools would be confusing.  After working with the deploy 
> code and thinking about the problem, I have come to the conclusion that 
> you were right and *I was wrong*.
> I think we should break out the package command and merge it with the 
> bootstrap deployer to create a new tool that is only available via maven 
> and which we use to bootstrap our server during assembly.  This tool 
> would only be capable of deploying service plan files, and could either 
> create an executable jar or an entry in a local config store.  In 
> addition, I think the tool should let us specify an ant style manifest, 
> so we can remove all the funky arguments to the deploy command that 
> creates a manifest.  This new tool could considerably speed up the 
> assembly process.
> What do you think?
> -dain
> -- 
> Dain Sundstrom
> Chief Architect
> Gluecode Software
> 310.536.8355, ext. 26

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