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From Peter Petersson <>
Subject Re: Apache Roller v4.0 plugin
Date Fri, 10 Aug 2007 14:19:13 GMT
FYI it seems (from current posts in roller dev list) that the roller dev 
David Johnson is about to deploy the two geronimo-roller-plugin related 
patches just in time for the roller 4.0 wrap up ;) #ROL-1482, #ROL-1527 
lets hope there are no last minute show stoppers.

   Peter Petersson

Peter Petersson wrote:
> david jencks wrote:
>> We should move this discussion to the dev list I think, you can quote 
>> or copy anything I've written to the dev list.
> Just did ;)
>> It looks like we collided on this work :-)     I haven't had 
>> consistent internet access for the last few days (my dsl just got 
>> connected an hour ago) so I haven't done a good job of keeping you up 
>> to date with my progress.
> np
>> I just committed some changes to geronimo/roller that, together with 
>> ROL-1482, get roller working for me on geronimo-jetty.  I haven't 
>> looked at your patch.
> Great ! I will check out your changes and if I find anything to add 
> from my resent patch I will let you know.
>> - I got the security realm gbean to work.  I doubt it is needed since 
>> IIUC roller is using acegi and I don't think it is hooked up to 
>> javaee security.
>> - I got the database initialization gbean  to work by tweaking the 
>> openjpa schema synchronization properties.  I'm not sure that having 
>> openjpa create all the tables will end up with enough indexes, and 
>> without more info in the orm.xml files the columns will be 
>> dramatically different sizes..  For instance, the primary key id 
>> columns appear to be 48 characters to accomodate a UUID, but openjpa 
>> want to make the 255 characters.  On the other hand it looks like 
>> roller can be set to create the tables itself or even upgrade from 
>> previous schemas, so maybe we should try to enable that feature 
>> instead of running our own script.  If we can enable this feature I 
>> think we can drop the roller-*-resources modules.
> Yes I noticed roller was attempting to upgrade the db on some of my 
> installation tests but at the moment it appears to be a bit jumpy. I 
> agree it would be preferable to let roller handle the upgrade and 
> installation.
>> - I will look at the tomcat/jasper problem you show below but I 
>> suspect that it's caused by not including the jasper builder in the 
>> car-maven-plugin configuration.  I think I fixed this in both 
>> versions but I haven't actually tried running the tomcat version yet.
>> - I added a "top level build" that seems to work ok but only after 
>> I've built each  module separately once.  I don't understand why this 
>> is happening.
> As did I (its in the patch) when I got tired of building the modules 
> separately. I got the exact same problem it seems maven picks the 
> modules in alphabetic order I thought maven would be able to find out 
> the right (dependency) order (someone probably know the trick).
>> It was very exciting to get roller to finally run on my machine after 
>> months of struggle!
> I know the feeling from G v1.1 and v1.2 :) . Now we can focus on 
> getting things stable and hopefully into a public "Gplugin" repository 
> soon after the G v2.0 release.
>> I think we should ask roller to publish some usable artifacts to the 
>> maven repo using the ant maven tasks.  Then we won't have to do this 
>> silly unpacking the zip routine. 
> I agree go ahead and drop something in there dev list 
>> Many many thanks!
>> david jencks 
> Sry if this turns out to be a double post (I was posting from my gmail 
> account)
> thanks
> Peter Petersson

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