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From Ivan <>
Subject Re: Question about the "Create Plugin" portlet
Date Fri, 13 Nov 2009 13:57:34 GMT
It may sound a good idea, but the question is that how we could distinguish
the system modules and applications deployed by users ?

2009/11/13 Ellen Tang <>

> Hi,
> I'm currently reviewing the contents on the UI of the "Plugins" portlet in
> G 2.2 admin console. I have a question for the "Create Plugin" function.
> As we can see, currently the drop-down list in the "Create Plugin" portlet
> shows all the CAR files on the server, including system plugins that already
> exist in the "%GERONIMO_HOME%\repository\" folder. For example, you can find
> the plugin "org.apache.geronimo.configs/activemq-broker/2.2-SNAPSHOT/car" in
> the directory
> "%GERONIMO_HOME%\repository\org\apache\geronimo\configs\activemq-broker\2.2-SNAPSHOT",
> which contains the "geronimo-plugin.xml" file already. However, according to
> the "Help" contents of the "Create Plugin" portlet, the function of this
> portlet is that "The console will generate the geronimo-plugin.xml file
> that stores the plugin metadata information for your project and package it
> into a car file."
> My question is that do we really need to include the system plugins in the
> drop-down list of the "Create Plugin" portlet? If the system plugins already
> exist in the "%GERONIMO_HOME%\repository\" folder and they already have the
> "geronimo-plugin.xml" file, the users would not need to use this "Create
> Plugin" portlet to create these plugins again. Besides, this portlet doesn't
> do anything else to the system plugins apart from exporting them as files,
> which the users already have in the repository. Therefore, I think it's more
> practical to only show the applications and/or application plugins in the
> drop-down list of this portlet.
> Does anyone think that it's a good idea to leave out the system plugins but
> only keep the application plugins in this portlet? Maybe we can do that in
> the 3.0 release?
> Any comments are welcome.
> Thanks!
> Ellen


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