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From Donald Woods <>
Subject Re: Ideas on a rc.d kind of directory
Date Thu, 19 Jul 2007 14:19:22 GMT
Could we use Jakarta commons-launcher, which uses a subset of ANT?
We'd probably have to make a few changes, so it would use the existing 
manifest settings in the server/client.jar and to handle our multiple server 
instance directory structure.....


Jeff Genender wrote:
> Hi,
> As we move forward and we integrate with more and more 3rd party
> products, we will need the ability to be able to change an environment
> variable through a plugin, or add a commandline JAVA_OPTS, etc.
> Currently our startup scripts call the to set environment
> properties.  It would really be nice to have the ability to have a
> "scripts" directory, where all of the scripts get executed before
> Geronimo is launched.  Why do we want this?
> As we grow in our plugins, they will need to set environment or java
> options set before running G.  They may also have a need to start or run
> other outside processes  that are not a part of G.
> It would be great to allow plugins to install an rc script that gets
> executed to do activities before and perhaps after G is run?
> I would propose we create a scripts directory under bin or under var
> that could be similar to init.d, and have it called with start/stop,
> etc.  This way plugins can install specific scripts in these directories
> for execution.
> Thoughts?
> Jeff

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