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From Davanum Srinivas <dava...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: A Simple Plan
Date Wed, 19 Oct 2005 18:46:27 GMT
David,

Am trying to come up with a "minimal stand-alone server"

thanks,
dims

On 10/19/05, David Jencks <david_jencks@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> On Oct 19, 2005, at 10:17 AM, Davanum Srinivas wrote:
>
> > Hi Team,
> >
> > I'd like to programatically instantiate a kernel and deploy a plan
> > having a simple gbean (say the example1/MyGBean in the example on the
> > wiki)
> >
> > - What's the absolute minimum set of jars needed? (Geronimo
> > jars+dependency jars)
> > - Where's the template for a simple, minimal plan?
> > (spring-assembly\target\geronimo\doc\plan\system-plan.xml)?
> >
> > Anyone done this before? (FYI, dblevins already pointed me to several
> > resources ([1] [2] [3]) that will help come up with a stripped down
> > geronimo with Axis stuff. Thanks, David.)
> >
> > thanks,
> > dims
> >
> > [1] -
> > http://svn.apache.org/viewcvs.cgi/geronimo/trunk/modules/jetty/src/
> > test/org/apache/geronimo/jetty/ContainerTest.java?
> > rev=234156&view=markup
> > [2] -
> > http://svn.apache.org/viewcvs.cgi/geronimo/trunk/modules/axis/src/
> > test/org/apache/geronimo/axis/AxisWebServiceContainerTest.java?
> > rev=164051&view=markup
> > [3] -
> > http://cvs.openejb.org/viewrep/openejb/openejb/modules/core/src/test/
> > org/openejb/server/axis/WSContainerTest.java?r=1.10
> >
> > PS: Anyone seen the movie "A Simple Plan"? :)
> >
>
> I'm still a  little confused about your goal here.  Are you trying to
> run a unit test or come up with a minimal stand-alone server?
>
> If you are trying to run a unit test, it is much easier to directly
> install the gbeans in the kernel in code than to set up the builders
> etc needed to process a plan.
>
> If you are trying to set up a minimal server, things are not ideal
> right now but I'm working on improving them.  For now I'd recommend:
> 1. create a maven project to set up and run your minimal geronimo
> instance.  Copy the maven.xml from openejb itests as an example: you
> will remove most of the contents, but it shows how to unpack the
> server.  You need this part anyway:
>
>          <deploy:unpackServer geronimoVersion="${geronimo_version}"/>
>
> 2. Copy the var/config/config.xml into src of your project.  Apparently
> you won't need any of our standard configurations running, so remove
> the xml contents, just leaving the top level element.  Add a
> <configuration name="yourConfigID"/> element to start your
> configuration.
> 3. Add something like this to maven.xml to deploy your plan using the
> offline deployer:
>
>          <ant:java fork="true"
> jar="${maven.build.dir}/geronimo-${geronimo_version}/bin/deployer.jar"
> failonerror="true">
>              <ant:jvmarg value="-ea"/>
>              <ant:arg value="distribute"/>
>              <ant:arg value="target/plan/naming-server-plan.xml"/>
>          </ant:java>
>
> 4.  You should now be able to start your server including your
> configuration you just deployed with a goal like this:
>          <deploy:startRemoteServer
>
> geronimoTarget="${maven.build.dir}/geronimo-${geronimo_version}"
>              vmArgs="-Xdebug -Xnoagent -Djava.compiler=NONE
> -Xrunjdwp:transport=dt_socket,server=y,suspend=n,address=5005 -Xmx512m
> -XX:MaxPermSize=128m"
>              />
>
> The stuff in the server has no way to communicate with the outside
> world, and this goal returns immediately, so it will be difficult to
> determine programatically when the server has started.  Since there is
> no communication, you will have to stop the server through killing its
> process via the operating system.  I think if you include rmi-naming
> and j2ee-security configurations you can stop it using maven.
>
> You can also start the server like this:
>
> java -jar target/geronimo-1.0-SNAPSHOT/bin/server.jar
>
> In a few days I'm hoping to make it easy to assemble a minimal server
> from parts rather than taking a giant server and ignoring most of it.
>
> thanks
> david jencks
>
>
>
>


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