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From "Jay D. McHugh" <>
Subject Re: How to switch web service providers?
Date Fri, 02 Nov 2007 18:02:41 GMT
I also like 2, 3, and 4.  But with a twist, setting up server 
configuration 'templates' and allowing users to do the same.  Then 
allowing the user/administrator to change which template their server 
should morph to.

We would supply templates for all of our default builds (essentially a 
copy of the config.xml that would have been supplied with the server 
build) and once a user had configured their server the way they wanted 
to, they would be able to export the current config.xml as a template.

Then we would have gshell command(s) that would download whatever 
plugins were needed and twist the config.xml to match the selected 
server configuration.

This is a little bigger than just changing the web service container - 
But I think it could have some very cool uses.

Paul McMahan wrote:
> On Nov 2, 2007, at 1:32 PM, David Jencks wrote:
>> On Nov 2, 2007, at 10:14 AM, Paul McMahan wrote:
>>> Why not use the plugins portlet in the admin console?  From the 
>>> admin console in tomcat6-jee5 I was able to stop the axis components 
>>> and then install the cxf and cxf-deployer plugins from the online 
>>> Geronimo plugin repository all within about a minute.
>> I think this is related to my (4).  I'm fine with shipping with only 
>> one web service framework per server but asking people to use the 
>> admin console and go through more than one step is too hard IMO.
> I agree that a gshell equivalent for this type of activity would be 
> required for some types of users.
> Best wishes,
> Paul

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