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From Jeff Genender <jgenen...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Ideas on a rc.d kind of directory
Date Thu, 19 Jul 2007 14:28:59 GMT
Lets let Jason chime in here as I think he volunteered to stitch a lot
of this together.

Jeff

Donald Woods wrote:
> 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.....
> 
> 
> -Donald
> 
> 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 setjavaenv.sh 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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