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From David Blevins <>
Subject Re: New openejb deployer has very different assumptions than the rest of the deployment system-- not compatible with offline deployment
Date Sun, 11 Feb 2007 02:54:08 GMT

On Feb 10, 2007, at 3:02 PM, David Jencks wrote:

> The new trunk openejb-deployer module requires the openejb module  
> to be running (started) due to a reference from the deployer gbean  
> to the OpenEjbSystem gbean.
> This means that you need an entirely started geronimo server to  
> deploy any ejbs. In particular this is inconsistent with the idea  
> of the offline deployer, which we need to assume won't open any ports.
> Previously we went to a lot of trouble to make sure that every bit  
> of deployment code ran without any runtime components started.  I  
> would like to know if this new dependency is intentional, and  
> essential.  I don't think we should introduce such a very large  
> change in philosophy about the geronimo server architecture  
> without  discussion.

Should be easy to fix.  Is there an offline deployer somewhere I can  


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