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From "Lin Sun" <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] plugingroups - another idea
Date Sat, 13 Sep 2008 02:40:47 GMT
It is my intention to switch to car format eventually.  However,
switching to car format won't work right now and we have to work out
the details.   Once it is in car format, it will be added to geronimo
plugin catalog via c-m-p.

Our plugin installer currently recognizes the plugin groups as
plugins.  Plugin groups are treated similar as plugins without
module-id, which means the plugin installer would skip the
installation of the plugin itself but process the installation of its


On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 10:01 AM, David Jencks <> wrote:
>> So yes, plugin groups right now are very "assemble a server" specific.
>> If we turn the plugin groups into cars we would get a lot more
>> flexibility: classloaders, remote install of plugin groups, etc.
> I wasn't clearly aware that our plugin install stuff didn't recognize the
> plugin groups as plugins.  Now that I do I think its a bug :-)  I'm not sure
> if the plugin group packaging file extension should be car or jar or
> something else, so far I lean towards car.

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