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From Dain Sundstrom <>
Subject Re: Can we remove the offline deployer? Please speak up now.
Date Thu, 01 Dec 2005 20:24:49 GMT

With the addition of the hot deploy directory I don't think we need  
this at all


On Dec 1, 2005, at 12:20 PM, David Jencks wrote:

> Currently the offline deployer is a dreadful hack.  It loads a  
> completely separate set of builder gbeans than the running server,  
> and its restricted to 2 plans.  I believe it was originally  
> developed as the bootstrap mechanism for server assembly.  We now  
> have a maven plugin based system that is simpler and does not have  
> the drawbacks of the offline deployer.
> I would like to remove the offline deployer capabilities from the  
> deployer.jar.  I believe this will significantly simplify both the  
> code and cli for this tool.  I have some hope that we could even  
> include all the classes needed in the deployer.jar so it could be  
> moved out of the geronimo server bin/ and still work.
> If there is still significant demand for a standalone offline  
> deployer tool (rather than using the maven packaging plugin) I  
> would like this to be a separate tool essentially based on the  
> maven packaging plugin, although using the "current" geronimo  
> server rather than the local maven repo.
> thanks
> david jencks

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