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From "Lin Sun" <>
Subject Re: Plugin groups
Date Fri, 12 Sep 2008 02:19:19 GMT

Sorry for the late reply - I am on vacation this week.

On Tue, 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 think it is reasonable to have a framework plugin group.   I haven't
looked into how we can best construct these plugin groups other than
getting some basic plugin groups out there and test the whole theory
of using plugin groups to assemble our servers and building customer
server assembly using plugin groups and other plugins.

> 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 kinda prefer them in a centralized location - it is just easier to
find them.  But I can be convinced.:)
> 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.

There is certainly room for improvement here - currently I have to
specify jar as the packaging type for c-m-p to generate the plugin
group that doesn't get registered with the server config.  I was
basically following what has been done for the boilerplate to get
things working first.

> 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.

Yes, this is on the todo list for me.   I 've replaced the little G
assemblies to use the plugin groups.  For the javaee5 assemblies, you
are right that we have both a complete list of plugins and plugin
groups concurrently as I need the plugin groups to test the custom
server assembly stuff, but the long term goal is to remove the list of
plugins and use the plugin groups only.

> Are there any jiras for this work?

As Donald mentioned I was using GERONIMO-4265 for checking in some of
the plugin groups I created.   We can create different JIRAs for other
specific work items.



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