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From Aaron Mulder <>
Subject Re: Can we remove the offline deployer? Please speak up now.
Date Thu, 01 Dec 2005 20:29:36 GMT
On 12/1/05, Jeff Genender <> wrote:
> What impact will this have on distributing core server functions if I
> change something in the server based plans?

Ooh, good question.  I had not thought of that.  Hopefully David has
an answer.  :)

Otherwise, I'm fine with whacking the offline deployer.  IMHO it was
way too complicated for the value it offered.


> 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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