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From Jason Dillon <ja...@planet57.com>
Subject Re: Splitting up the server into a few more chunks
Date Wed, 08 Aug 2007 07:30:24 GMT
On Aug 6, 2007, at 8:03 PM, David Blevins wrote:
> On Aug 6, 2007, at 8:12 AM, David Jencks wrote:
>
>> I certainly agree with your goal but am less sure about your  
>> proposed naming and organization.  Also from looking at your list  
>> it took me a couple minutes to figure out what is removed from  
>> "server"
>>
>> I've been thinking that we could proceed by turning bits of the  
>> server into plugins.  For instance I was planning to turn the  
>> directory bits I commented out recently into a plugin this week.   
>> I think we could fairly easiiy turn jetty, tomcat, and openejb  
>> into plugins.  I wonder if, after turning the "easy stuff" into  
>> plugins what we will think about reorganizing the remaining stuff.
>>
>> So then the question might be how to organize the plugins?
>
> Haven't read the rest of the thread yet, but I'd like to backup the  
> idea of pulling things out one at a time, like we did with  
> connector and transaction, making them plugins if possible.  It  
> would be really great if people do things like upgrade OpenEJB when  
> a new release came out -- which we're hoping is often.

I'd still like to see the plugin mangement in the console work  
something like the Confluence Plugin Repository Client ( http:// 
confluence.atlassian.com/display/CONFEXT/Confluence+Repository+Client )

Which has a sex UI to show whats installed (version, urls, notes,  
etc), whats not (with simple buttons to install) and when stuff is  
out of date (with simple buttons to upgrade).  This would be *hugely*  
powerful for administrators managing a Geronimo instance.

:-)



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