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From Joe Bohn <>
Subject Re: config.xml changes
Date Thu, 01 Nov 2007 02:40:05 GMT
Thanks for the explanation David.  I'll look into the 
geronimo-plugins.xml for Tomcat.  I'll also try adding some comments in 
the geronimo-plugins.xml and see if it makes it into the config.xml.


David Jencks wrote:
> On Oct 31, 2007, at 2:02 PM, Joe Bohn wrote:
>> I'm having a difficult time understanding the changes to config.xml. 
>> Can somebody help me out?  How do things work now, where are they 
>> headed, and can include optional items for users still via comments?
>> I apologize if I missed a dev post about the changes already.
>> I was used to config.xml in the source for each assembly that included 
>> things like:
>> - it was formatted to be easily read
>> - it included items which were commented out to help users making 
>> common changes.
>> - I know it didn't include a complete list of the all the gbeans but 
>> it had most of them that a user might need to touch.
>> Now:
>> - config.xml it no longer exists in src for each assembly.  I assume 
>> it is generated via the build.  Does it use info in the pom for the 
>> assembly to create the target config.xml?
> It's assembled from the snippets in the geronimo-plugins.xml
>> - it is not formatted so it's a bit more difficult to read.
> We probably need to use jaxb to read-write it to solve this one.  I'll 
> look into this.
>> - it does not include comments or tips for the user on how to 
>> enable/disable function - it would be nice if we could get some of 
>> that get that back.
> Maybe we need to put the comments into the geronimo-plugins.xml for each 
> plugin?
>> - Finally, I don't see all the same content in there that we had 
>> before.  For example, I was looking for TomcatEngine gbean but I don't 
>> see that in the config.xml for the tomcat-javaee5 server in trunk.  On 
>> the other hand, I see a GBean def for TomcatWebContainer that wasn't 
>> in the 2.0.2 config.xml.
> I thought I constructed the geronimo-plugins.xml content by copying the 
> appropriate stuff from the old config.xml.  I might have missed 
> something.  In any case by editing the plugins' pom (the source of this 
> config) you can get the gbeans you want into config.xml.
> thanks
> david jencks
>> Joe

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