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From "Aaron Mulder" <ammul...@alumni.princeton.edu>
Subject Re: Help w/GShell GBean
Date Mon, 02 Oct 2006 14:28:49 GMT
It will be easier once I put in the plugin utils code -- do you have a
thought on the SVN location for that?  It'll include the GBean used to
install a screen into the console.  Then I can check it in and give
you an example.

Thanks,
     Aaron

On 10/2/06, Jason Dillon <jason@planet57.com> wrote:
> Do you (Aaron) have a simple example of how to implement a new bit to
> stuff into the webconsole and tickle it to be installed when a module/
> plugin is loaded?
>
> --jason
>
>
> On Jun 24, 2006, at 4:16 AM, Aaron Mulder wrote:
>
> > So to get a GBean running in Geronimo, you need to write a deployment
> > plan for it.  If you look at the advanced plugin sample under
> > "Geronimo Deployment Plan", you'll see an example.
> >
> > The plan should have a dependency element for any server module that
> > must be running in order for the GBean to work correctly (if it has
> > none, you're essentially saying that this module can run in a "server"
> > with literally nothing else running).  In the example, it requires
> > rmi-naming which is the 2nd root-most module in the hierarchy (after
> > j2ee-system).
> >
> > It should also have a dependency element for each external JAR that
> > the GBean requires.  In the example it depends on the Quartz JAR.
> > This is how you should list all JAR dependencies.  (Normally any
> > Geronimo JAR dependencies are taken care of by the JARs used by the
> > parent server modules, which are also added to the classpath, but you
> > can list them individually if you like).
> >
> > Then you create a gbean element like the one in the example but with
> > your class, a unique name of your choosing, and a port attribute for
> > your GBean (doesn't look like yours uses any references).
> >
> > To deploy this, you can package the plan into a JAR with the GBean
> > classes (put the plan at META-INF/geronimo-service.xml), keep it as a
> > separate file alongside the JAR with the GBean classes, or if all the
> > GBean classes are in the JARs you listed as dependencies, you can just
> > deploy the plan "standalone" with no JAR.  The normal deploy tool (or
> > console deploy tool or Maven deploy plugin or etc.) will take the
> > JAR-including-plan, JAR-with-separate-plan, or plan-only as arguments
> > and deploy your service.
> >
> > Before it will deploy, you'll need to manually install all the
> > dependency JARs into the repository, either by manual mkdir and file
> > copying, or using the common libraries screen in the console.
> >
> > Once you get the GBean running, ping this thread again and we can get
> > it packaged as a plugin, which will mean the dependency JARs will be
> > downloaded and installed automatically and things like that.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >     Aaron
> >
> > On 6/23/06, Jason Dillon <jason@planet57.com> wrote:
> >> Can someone help explain what I need to do to get a GBean installed
> >> for GShell?
> >>
> >> I've looked over some of the other GBeans and created:
> >>
> >>      http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/geronimo/sandbox/gshell/trunk/
> >> gshell-server/gshell-server-gbean/src/main/java/org/apache/geronimo/
> >> gshell/server/gbean/ShellServerDaemonGBean.java
> >>
> >> I think this code is okay, but any advise would be helpful.
> >>
> >> I've also looked over the Advanced Plugin Sample:
> >>
> >>      http://wiki.apache.org/geronimo/Advanced_Plugin_Sample
> >>
> >> But I am not sure how relevant any of this is.  There are a hand full
> >> of jars that need to be installed, and it would be nice to not have
> >> to have users manually install them.
> >>
> >> I'm looking for the best way to make it simple to install this
> >> component, which will allow (at the moment) Telnet-based access to a
> >> GShell running inside of Geronimo.
> >>
> >> I'd also like to add a new portlet to display some stats (like active
> >> shells) or to configure the port number and restart the component.
> >>
> >> Can someone drops some knowledge and/or point me at the latest
> >> relevant docs?
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >>
> >> --jason
> >>
>
>

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