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From Jeff Genender <>
Subject Re: Can we remove the offline deployer? Please speak up now.
Date Thu, 01 Dec 2005 20:25:13 GMT
What impact will this have on distributing core server functions if I 
change something in the server based plans?

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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