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From Jeff Genender <>
Subject Re: The autodeploy feature in Geronimo
Date Mon, 24 Oct 2005 17:20:02 GMT

David Jencks wrote:
> Well, directory scanning hot deployment is a really bad idea and suffers 
> from innumerable problems of this sort and basically cannot be made to 
> work.   I think we should implement something compatible with other 
> implementations of this bad idea and tell people not to use it.  This 
> means not altering stuff in the hot deploy directory ourselves but 
> attempting to monitor it.  The other major problem is that it is 
> completely incompatible with j2ee 1.4/jsr-88 separation of plans and 
> applications.  I think we should restrict hot deploy to deploying 
> archaic applications with plans inside the application.

I agree with all that you said here DJ...except the not altering of 
stuff in the directory.  I think we are going to run a huge risk of 
getting the config store and hot-deploy out of sync.

> Just MNSHO :-)
> thanks
> david jencks
>>> geir
>>>> IMHO, this dir should be for hot deploy only.  Let the deployer  
>>>> decide if it should be updated or added.  I think the deletions  
>>>> should not be done through this dir.  We should use the normal  
>>>> undeploy capabilities of the deployer.
>>>>>> Jacek

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