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From Donald Woods <>
Subject Re: framework assembly distribution?
Date Thu, 14 Feb 2008 19:27:24 GMT


Kevan Miller wrote:
> On Feb 14, 2008, at 12:03 PM, David Jencks wrote:
>> On Feb 14, 2008, at 8:30 AM, Joe Bohn wrote:
>>> With our 2.1 distribution (as with earlier distributions) we are only 
>>> providing the javaee5 & minimal assemblies.  Are we ever planning to 
>>> make the geronimo-framework assembly available in a distribution so 
>>> that a user could start from scratch (not even a web container) and 
>>> build up a server by installing plugins?
>>> That was the original intent when we created this assembly.  I know 
>>> that the originally framework included enough deployment capability 
>>> to deploy plugins.  However, I'm not certain that is still the case 
>>> (I haven't tried in a long time).  Assuming you can still install 
>>> plugins (or we add that back in), I think it makes sense to 
>>> distribute this assembly. BTW, I'm not proposing this for 2.1 given 
>>> that it is nearly completely baked.
>> All the framework assembly can do is install plugins.  I think we 
>> should definitely distribute it in the future and I am proposing we 
>> distribute it for 2.1 as well.  IIUC in any case it will get into the 
>> maven repos, so adding it to the official download page shouldn't be 
>> too hard.
> Agreed. We are releasing the framework assembly. It's part of the binary 
> artifacts in our maven repo -- 

> Simple matter, IMO, to also include in the distribution page. IMO, a 
> vote isn't necessary (as it's already covered by the existing 2.1 vote). 
> I'll give this a bit of time, to see if there are contrary opinions. 
> Assuming, the 2.1 vote passes and there aren't any objections, I'll set 
> up framework in the distribution directory, also.
> --kevan

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