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From David Jencks <>
Subject Re: Geronimo 2.1.4 code freeze
Date Wed, 25 Mar 2009 07:22:11 GMT

On Mar 25, 2009, at 7:35 AM, chi runhua wrote:

> some questions  inline.
>> I agree that to change the doc is another solution.  But all the  
>> connector created with console wizard will default be rar type.  In  
>> this case, the user can't export the connector he/she just  
>> created.  It looks quite strange.   That's why I prefer to include  
>> the RAR type in the list instead of only CAR type.
> ok but every plugin created by the car-maven--plugin -- including  
> every datasource and ee app in geronimo - has extension .car and IMO  
> this is the strongly preferred way to build plugins.  So doing it by  
> hand in the server should give more consistent results, and the  
> documentation should promote using the car extension
> So I would say we should change the docs and if we don't change the  
> behavior of deploying stuff by default we should document that it's  
> doing something inconsistent with exporting the result as a plugin.
>    Does this mean no matter which package extension the user is  
> using(jar, ear, rar or war), if a user want to deploy the artifact  
> on Geronimo and export it as a plugin, the user should specify  
> <type>car<type> in the deployment plan?


>     Otherwise, the user need to use car-maven-plugin to convert  
> their applications into geronimo plugins batchly.

Using the car-maven-plugin will allow you to include a lot more  
metadata and customization options but is not essential to generate a  

david jencks

> Jeff C

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