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From Donald Woods <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Server Repository plugin for Geronimo 2.1.1
Date Mon, 09 Jun 2008 15:57:13 GMT
I still think the plugin is useful, but it really points out some of the 
internal integration/architecture problems we have in the server today 
that need to be addressed before we release a 2.2.


Joe Bohn wrote:
> Well ... this is certainly something to discuss ... perhaps a bit larger 
> than this plugin in scope.
> As way of background ... the motivation for the plugin was to close out 
> a discussion (and JIRA) that was nearly a year old.  At the time (and in 
> subsequent recent discussions) it decided that this simple plugin would 
> provide one solution for users that wanted to share a common Geronimo 
> installation image and have server specific instances each controlling 
> it's own set of deployed applications.  See GERONIMO-2814
>  > [] for details.  I 
> think this plugin (and the wiki notes) provide a manageable but 
> certainly not optimal solution for the desired configuration.
> Considering a default split between repositories for system vs. server 
> use by default (even if only a single Geronimo server is running from an 
> installation) is a much broader issue and requires more consensus from 
> the community.
> Is it your opinion that we should not release this plugin and tackle 
> this larger issue?
> I'd be interested in hearing other opinions on this point.
> It seems that this simple plugin is becoming a hot-bed for several large 
> issues ... plugin version management, repository structure/management 
> ... what's next?  :-)
> Joe
> Donald Woods wrote:
>> Well, looking at the wiki page explaining this in the vote, I really 
>> don't like the 2 notes/warnings at the bottom of the page.
>> It seems that what we really need to do, is in 2.2 make a new server 
>> instance repo under /var/repository the default for any user deployed 
>> apps/plugins and update the current portlet to install/view items into 
>> the repo, to only allow view rights to ghome/repository and 
>> install/view to var/repository.
>> That way, we don't get apps deployed to multiple repos at the same 
>> time as the default behavior, users don't have to add a second repo 
>> themselves (which require write access to the ghome/repository 
>> directory) and it may help simplify how things would behave when WADI 
>> clustering is used.
>> -Donald
>> Joe Bohn wrote:
>>> Start of thread to discuss any concerns/issues/questions with the 
>>> vote for the Server Repository plugin for Geronimo 2.1.1
>>> Joe

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