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From "Guillaume Nodet" <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release GShell 1.0-alpha-1
Date Sat, 15 Dec 2007 07:43:49 GMT

On Dec 15, 2007 3:02 AM, Jason Dillon <> wrote:

> Oh ya... the time is now, all you party people get out on the floor
> and shake what your mother gave ya...
> This is the *first* _official_ release of GShell... and I invite all
> of you to go an have a quick look over the only docs we got at the
> moment:
> More docs are on there way I can assure you... as well as more
> features, functionality and fun with your command-line... aight!
>  * * *
> GShell has been a dream of mine for... er um what seems like years
> now... oh wait it has been years.  And well, the universe has finally
> aligned and things are falling into place quite nicely I'd say.  Some
> external groups are already consuming these goodies, others have asked
> me about it, and there might even been some commercial apps wanting a
> simple/easy/kick-ass command-line (remote scriptable) interface to
> their application on the horizon too.
> If any of you remember the JBucks days, when I whittled Twiddle out of
> thin air as a pluggable command-line  framework (only realized to
> invoke lame JMX muck)... well, GShell is here to carve out its own
> notch... or well, I hope it can get sharp enough to cut something.  I
> think it will... just believe, imagine and well we make dreams reality
> her in the land of source which is open... na... aighty.
> Keep in mind this is an *alpha-1* release, and is a little rough (or
> in some cases more than a little) around the corners.  I hope, with
> the help, guidance and suggestions of the community, that we can sort
> though all of the significant issues and polish GShell off enough to
> make it generally mass-consumable by applications (like ServiceMix,
> ActiveMQ, and other sister server-orient projects which need a
> sophisticated command-line interface for administration,
> configuration, whatever).
> This version of GShell was inspired a little (okay... a lot) by the
> work I've done on the Groovy projects 'groovysh' command-line tool (
>  ).  Actually working on 'groovysh' really helped me to figure out
> many things w/GShell... and maybe one day Groovy's 'groovysh' will
> actually use GShell as a framework, though there is a bit of work left
> in the core to make that a reality.  For folks that haven't use my new
> 'groovysh', you can easily have a look by using the 'groovy-maven-
> plugin', as in:
>     mvn groovy:shell
> You'll notice a lot of similarities between 'groovysh' and 'gsh' I'm
> sure.
>  * * *
> While working on this release I've come to realize that GShell and
> Maven2 are very similar creatures... which I'll elaborate on more in
> the future... but because of that significant functionality which is
> already implemented in Maven2 is 90% (or sometimes more) compatible
> with the direction GShell is headed towards.  For example, one feature
> alpha-2 will have is to allow command plugins to define 'dependencies'
> just as a Maven project does now.  And GShell can be configured (a bit
> more flexibly than Maven ATM) for how to find those dependencies (in a
> local repo, in a remote repo, in some uber-jar, etc).  This will all
> leverage the maturing Maven2 codebase.  So in some ways GShell will
> grow with Maven2 as they both become more and more functional, stable,
> reliable... and well ass-kicking no doubt.
> Um... crap, I'm e-babbling again; sorry.   So, lets vote and push this
> puppy out already... ?!
> +1      Oh ya, come on baby... you know you want it
> +0      Um... I don't know what is wrong with batch personally, can't we
> just use that?
> -1      I like cheese, cheese makes me happy... but damn it cheese won't
> let me remotely administer my application... wtf, no way... WAIT!!!!
> So, its Friday evening, 6ish PST... so lets say _sometime_ on Tuesday
> the 25th I'll call the vote.  That is a little more than 72 hours...
> so get your #2 pencils out and shake what your mother gave ya...
> --jason

Guillaume Nodet

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