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From David Jencks <>
Subject Re: Plugin groups
Date Wed, 10 Sep 2008 20:16:22 GMT

On Sep 10, 2008, at 10:42 AM, Joe Bohn wrote:

> 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?
> Hmm .. I kinda like having them as another category of things.  I  
> can image that there might be groups created in the future that have  
> an equal affinity to several components. For example, where would  
> the framework plugin group fit?

It ought to be in framework, along with boilerplate.  Unfortunately we  
can't quite crowbar it in yet.

I think putting the groups with the stuff they aggregate fits well  
with the long term goal that I thought we were agreed on to put most  
of the server plugins into /plugins and release them separately from  
the main server (i.e. framework).

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

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