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From Geir Magnusson Jr. <>
Subject Re: Two deployment tools
Date Wed, 30 Mar 2005 23:31:22 GMT
do you want comments from any of us?

On Mar 30, 2005, at 5:58 PM, 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
Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437

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