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From David Jencks <>
Subject Re: Geronimo in year 2008
Date Tue, 12 Feb 2008 21:37:16 GMT

On Feb 12, 2008, at 12:49 PM, Joe Bohn wrote:

> Kevan Miller wrote:
>> Server assembly --  We could look at simplifying this process. You  
>> currently must have application plugins in order to include  
>> application capabilities in a server assembly. Why not export  
>> based on one or more installed applications? Also, in addition to  
>> our current, low-level module/plugin focus, can we have a simpler/ 
>> higher-level focus? Some users would rather choose "JMS" rather  
>> than "org.apache.geronimo.configs/activemq-ra/2.1/car", "JSP/ 
>> Servlet", "Deploy" capabilities, etc.
> Yes, I think this "template" notion (I think we've used that term  
> at other times) is the next logical step in the flexible server.   
> I'm not sure if you were thinking only in terms of the Server  
> Assembly function (from the console or command line) ... but this  
> would make a lot of sense from a remote install capability as  
> well.  We could get to a point where the user could just download  
> the framework assembly and then choose to install a template from a  
> "Template Repository" for something like "Tomcat minimal" or "Jetty  
> full Java EE 5" and have the server image upgraded to that  
> configuration.

that's basically how the server assemblies are made today, the  
template being the pom.  I think the only missing bit is extracting  
the schemas.  This could be done through a "copy-resource" function  
in a plugin xml.

david jencks

> Joe

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