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Subject Re: Geronimo tooling dontation
Date Tue, 02 Aug 2005 12:53:15 GMT
I agree it provides a stronger integration statement having the tooling as 
part of the Geronimo project, e.g:

* Tooling is released at the same time as Geronimo, so people can start 
playing with a new release immediately rather than waiting for the tooling 
project to catch up.
* Geronimo documentation can cover tool usage
* Single place to report problems
* Chance to bring more users to the Geronimo web site

I vote that it be hosted at if possible.


Sachin Patel <> wrote on 30/07/2005 11:28:56 AM:

> Hello all,
> It seems as if a decision needs to be made to determine the appropiate 
> place to host the Eclipse tooling support for Geronimo, in particular 
> the Geronimo Server Adapter that is currently in development in the 
> Eclipse - WTP project.
> As I've made enhancements to this Geronimo tooling support, I've been 
> forced to pull in Geronimo runtime dependencies, for access not only to 
> the Geronimo runtime itself but to JEE spec jars.
> Discussions have arose as I've been working with the Eclipse WTP team to 

> push these changes in.  It is their belief that if this server adapter 
> is pulling in third party jars then it falls under the category of being 

> a full-fledged adapter that is too large to host and be a part of WTP. 
> The existing adapters for the other application servers that are 
> included in WTP are lightweight and serve primarily as examples for 
> basic support.  There has been some discussion planning to provide the 
> JMX jars and a set of utilties as part of WTP that other server adapters 

> can exploit.  However this is not expected until WTP 1.5 in June 06 at 
> the earliest.  This is not good for the Geronimo community.  We need an 
> immediate place to host this source so the community can have the latest 

> source to start using, opening bugs and feature requests, and 
> contributing to it.  As everyone works hard toward the completion of the 

> Geronimo's first release it would be great if we had a good start for 
> tooling support to go along with 1.0.
> So the first decision we need to come to is where should this be hosted? 

> The first option is creating a sourceforge project and build a secondary 

> community around it.  The other, is to host on Apache itself as part of 
> the Geronimo project.  The latter I feel is a much better option as by 
> simply including it as part of the Geronimo project itself, it provides 
> a much stronger integration statement to the existing community.  So the 

> Apache Geronimo project would include not only the development of server 

> itself but also the tooling that goes along with it.
> So the proposal is that we create a seperate branch for tooling in 
> subversion and host the source there.  The next step would be to provide 

> the build and packaging infrastructure to go around it and to be able to 

> pull down dependencies to build which include Eclipse, WTP, and of 
> course the Geronimo runtime itself.
> Thoughts, objections, comments???
> Thank you,
> Sachin.

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