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From Jeff Genender <>
Subject Re: offline deployment?
Date Tue, 03 Jan 2006 15:37:14 GMT
No you are not the only one.  This has been a huge discussion, and there
is definitely a need for this functionality.  IIRC, I think David Jencks
was going to build a similar type tool after the 1.0 release.  he should
be able to comment on this...


toby cabot wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I guess it's possible that I'm the only person that used offline
> deployment, at least I don't see a lot of people clamoring to bring it
> back.  It's very useful for me, though, so I'd like to find out if
> there's a possibility of bringing it back onto HEAD (and hopefully the
> 1.0 branch, too).  I'll probably need to hack something for my needs
> but I'd just as soon do it in a way that's Geronimo-savvy.
>>>From discussion on this list it looks as if the preferred approach is
> to try to use the same approach that the build-time maven plugins do.
>>>From my naive reading of the code, it looks as if that happens in two
> passes: first the geronimo-packaging-plugin takes a deployable
> resource (ear, war, etc) and generates a configuration archive from
> that, then the geronimo-assembly-plugin moves the car into the
> ConfigurationStore.  The configurations are mentioned in config.xml
> (hand-coded?) which causes them to get started when Geronimo runs.  I
> see notes in the code that the packaging plugin uses the Maven
> repository, so in order to work on machines without Maven I imagine
> that we'd need to use the Geronimo repository instead.
> Is this more-or-less on the right track?  I'd appreciate any tips or
> pointers, especially if I'm about to head off in the wrong direction.
> Thanks,
> Toby

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