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From David Jencks <>
Subject Re: Plugin groups
Date Wed, 10 Sep 2008 04:35:17 GMT

On Sep 10, 2008, at 12:09 AM, David Jencks wrote:

> On Sep 9, 2008, at 11:56 PM, David Jencks wrote:
>> I looked at the new plugin groups stuff and have a couple ideas/ 
>> suggestions.
>> I'm going to create a framework plugin group.  Is there some reason  
>> this won't work?
>> I'd like to see the plugin groups distributed closer to where their  
>> components are found, e.g. web-jetty in plugins/jetty.  Does this  
>> seem reasonable?
>> I think the car-maven-plugin can use another packaging style for  
>> these plugin groups that will mean we don't have to configure much  
>> of anything for the c-m-p.  Maybe we won't need the empty plan  
>> either.
>> I thought the idea was to use only the plugin groups when  
>> assembling our actual servers.  Is this work still in progress?  It  
>> looks to me as if we have both a complete list of plugins plus the  
>> plugin groups that would also pull them in.
> Also I think we can modify the assemble-server lifecycle to use the  
> no-dependency-change mojo to check when stuff changes-- in  
> particular when we just use plugingroups for (most) servers.

Maybe I messed something up but in my new server constructed using my  
new framework plugin group the plugin group itself is started.  I  
think we need to prevent this.... anyone know how?

david jencks

> david jencks
>> Are there any jiras for this work?
>> thanks
>> david jencks

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