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From Dain Sundstrom <>
Subject Re: files in var/config directory
Date Sun, 04 Dec 2005 20:31:15 GMT
On Dec 3, 2005, at 10:57 PM, John Sisson wrote:

> On the user list Erin suggested (see mail below) that some of the  
> files in the var/config directory be renamed.
> * Does renaming the files make less sense now that users can  
> instruct Geronimo to use a specific config file (instead of the  
> default config.xml file) by setting the  
> org.apache.geronimo.config.file system property?

I think it is better to describe how to select a config.xml file  
using the system property, and this should be done in the root  
README.txt file.

> * Erin's suggestion of the README file is worthwhile.  I suggest we  
> call the README file README.txt (to simplify fixcrlf processing at  
> packaging time and to make it easier for windows users to view).

+1 and we should also include a config.xml.original file in the  

> * In the long term I think we should also have README.txt files in  
> other major Geronimo directories so administrators can quickly  
> familiarise themselves with the purpose of directories (without  
> having to find and read through a  manual).  The README is not a  
> replacement for a manual and can contain URLs for the full  
> documentation.



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