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From David Jencks <>
Subject Re: Plugin stuff
Date Mon, 03 Sep 2007 17:55:02 GMT
I've committed what I have so far:

- use new plugin schema
- generate geronimo-plugin.xml files for each car from pom.xml
- generate plan environment section from explicitly listed car-maven- 
plugin configuration instead of from maven dependencies.  We check  
that each dependency listed in the maven plugin config is actually  
present in the maven dependencies section.
- moved car plans to src/main/plan/plan.xml
- include plan in the car for reference.

Problems/left to do:
- I haven't converted many of the car poms to actually generate the  
correct geronimo-plugin.xml or the correct plan, so most plans have  
the previously generated dependencies in them.   There are a lot  
(nearly 100) so if anyone wants to help me update the poms that would  
be great.  I did do a few of the cars with existing geronimo- 
- the xml configuration format in pom.xml is adapted for maven, not  
for jaxb.  It would be great if we could figure out how to  make the  
configuration in pom.xml look more like geronimo-plugins.xml or the  
environment element.
- The cli search-plugins and console plugin installer work, but only  
sort of.  For instance they don't show you which plugins are  
installed or would have problems due to prerequisite or obsoletes  
problems.  I'm hoping someone less clueless about uis can help with  
this part.
- in order to get this to work quickly I added jaxb dependencies to  
lib.  I think this is really bad and hope we can figure out how to  
remove them again.

Let me know if I've broken other stuff :-)

david jencks

On Aug 31, 2007, at 10:28 AM, David Jencks wrote:

> So I have the code compiling but now all the geronimo-plugin.xml  
> files are in the old format... :-(
> I'm going to look into generating them in the car-maven-plugin  
> along with making a car-maven-plugin configuration that includes  
> the dependencies more directly so we don't spend hours trying to  
> generate them from the maven dependencies.
> thanks
> david jencks
> suffering from feature creep...
> On Aug 29, 2007, at 12:26 PM, David Jencks wrote:
>> I'm going to take a couple days to see if I can get the plugin  
>> installer in better shape.
>> My goals are:
>> - new schema as in GERONIMO-3330
>> - jaxb based
>> - easier to use the local maven repo as a plugin repo.  This might  
>> be done by having a "scan repo and generate geronimo-plugins.xml  
>> from all the plugins we find" function.
>> - let plugin xml contain more global bits.  Right now it can  
>> contain config.xml bits, it should be able to  modify other  
>> config.xml type files (offline deployer, etc) and artifact_aliases  
>> and config-substitutions properties files.  The changes to the  
>> properties files need to be live so e.g. when the plugin is  
>> started the new entries get used.
>> thanks
>> david jencks

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