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From Jason Dillon <>
Subject Re: Help w/GShell GBean
Date Mon, 02 Oct 2006 07:06:53 GMT
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?


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 <> 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:
>> gshell-server/gshell-server-gbean/src/main/java/org/apache/geronimo/
>> gshell/server/gbean/
>> I think this code is okay, but any advise would be helpful.
>> I've also looked over the 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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