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From Tim McConnell <>
Subject Re: GEP should link deployment plan and deployment descriptor
Date Wed, 16 Jul 2008 17:12:43 GMT
Hi Sainath, thanks very much for working on this. I'll review your patch later 
today or tomorrow...

Sainath Chowdary wrote:
> Hi,
> I completed the part of obtaining metadata complete information from 
> Deployment Descriptors of Web Projects. I have attached a patch to the 
> following JIRA for the same.
> The new deployment descriptor classes are designed in such a way that it 
> can be easily extended for other types of deployment descriptors. 
> "AbstractDeploymentDescriptor" which is the parent for all other types 
> stores the metadata complete descriptor as "Object" type.
> As J2EE and JavaEE webapp's are two totally complete unrelated classes 
> (atleast according to eclipse jst implementation), I created a interface 
> in our case "WebDeploymentDescriptor" which will be implemented by both 
> J2EE and JavaEE descriptor. So,Our future classes for EJBs can extend 
> AbstractDeploymentDescriptor and implement a EjbDeploymentDescriptor 
> which would be common for both J2EE and JavaEE EJB types.
> Also a utility class is created which returns the abstract deployment 
> descriptor object properly initialized based on the type of project. Any 
> feedback or comments?
> On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 11:44 AM, Sainath Chowdary 
> < <>> wrote:
>     I very much agree with YunFeng that we should provide a mechanism to
>     link deployment plan and deployment descriptor. Even at present the
>     GEP deployment plan wizards are not able to get information from
>     deployment descriptor (like security roles, ejb-ref, resource-ref
>     etc) or when respective annotations are used in the source files.
>     I am currently working on the issue of having GEP Deployment Plan
>     get the necessary information from web.xml or annotations. I believe
>     that once we are able to retrieve necessary information from
>     deployment desciptor, we can easily extend the approach to add also.
>     On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 8:52 AM, YunFeng Ma <
>     <>> wrote:
>         Now the GEP provides rich funnctionalities to edit geronimo
>         deployment plan, such as geronimo-web.xml, but it doesn't link
>         deployment plan and deployment descriptor. For example, adding a
>         EJB reference in the geronimo-web.xml Deployment editor only
>         changes deployment plan,  it doesn't add a ejb-ref to deployment
>         descriptor web.xml, the developers have to add the ejb-ref to
>         web.xml manually.
>         There are other such kind of pairs:  openejb-jar.xml vs.
>         ejb-jar.xml, geronio-application.xml vs. application.xml,
>         geronimo-ra.xml vs. ra.xml etc. 
>         Most importantly, the design of GEP has not provided a mechanism
>         to support this feature. I think we should consider this now
>         rather than later when GEP becomes more complicated. What's your
>         thought?
>         Thanks
>         -- Yun Feng
>     -- 
>     Thanks,
>     Sainath Chowdary
>     B.Tech III yr, Spring Semester
>     Electronics & Communication Engg
>     Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
> -- 
> Thanks,
> Sainath Chowdary
> B.Tech III yr, Spring Semester
> Electronics & Communication Engg
> Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Tim McConnell

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