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From Joe Bohn <>
Subject Re: GroupId generated by Database wizard
Date Fri, 09 Mar 2007 15:05:09 GMT

David Jencks wrote:
> On Mar 9, 2007, at 8:20 AM, Anita Kulshreshtha wrote:
>>    The Database Pool wizard generates console.dbpool as groupId for the
>> generated rar. The version is always 1.0. I think the groupId should be
>> o.a.g.something and the version should match geronimo's version.
>>    Suggestions?
> I disagree.  If you are building something to be included in geronimo, 
> then o.a.g.configs would be the appropriate groupId.  However I think 
> that the console dbwizard will mostly be used by other organizations to 
> generate configs for their projects.  So the groupId should really by 
> the groupId for their project.

Right ... this isn't a pool for use by Geronimo itself.

> What I'd like to see is a place to set an installation default groupId 
> so if your project is then all deployments where you don't 
> explicitly set the groupId come out with groupId, whether 
> you start from the command line, the console deployer, or one of the 
> wizards.
> An installation default version would also be good.  At some point we 
> might want to consider an autoincrementing versioning scheme where if 
> you redeploy something you automatically get a slightly higher version 
> number and the old is undeployed after the new is verified to work.  
> This ought to make rolling back mistakes easier.

+1 We should allow for user specific default values with the ability to 
override those values in the console.   I'm not sure about the 
auto-increment feature ... I guess it would be fine if we could make it 
optional as well.

> Previously I assumed we needed version ranges to deal with this but it 
> occurs to  me that the artifact_aliases file could provide more precise 
> control over exactly which version is used.  e.g. you'd map version 1.2 
> to 1.2-1, then 1.2-2, etc, where the -x is added by the deployer.
>  A lot of this is for the future, but it might not be too hard to add a 
> way to set the installation default groupId and version.  A simple gbean 
> might do.
> thanks
> david jencks
>> Thanks
>> Anita
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