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From Ellen Tang <ltang.el...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Question about the "Create Plugin" portlet
Date Tue, 17 Nov 2009 04:43:03 GMT
Sure. I will open a JIRA today.

Ellen

2009/11/17 Shawn Jiang <genspring@gmail.com>

> Ellen,
>
> Can you open a JIRA for this problem ?
>
> On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 10:38 PM, Ellen Tang <ltang.ellen@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Thanks for replying.
>>
>> Do you mean that we can put a "expert" or "show all" option in the "Create
>> Plugin" portlet? Because I can see the "Expert User" checkbox when I click
>> the "Assemble a server" button and choose which plugins or plugin groups to
>> include in the server assembly, but I can't see any option like that in the
>> "Create Plugin" portlet or when I click the "Export Plugin" button.
>>
>> Ellen
>>
>> 2009/11/13 Donald Woods <dwoods@apache.org>
>>
>> Yep, a "expert" or "show all" option would be the safest, where the
>>> default would be not to show any org.apache.geronimo configs.
>>>
>>>
>>> -Donald
>>>
>>>
>>> Joe Bohn wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> We do something similar to this with the "expert mode" in the various
>>>> application views where we disable actions like stop, restart, and uninstall
>>>> on system modules unless the user specifies that they are an "expert user"
>>>> via the check-box.
>>>>
>>>> To make the determination in those cases we look at the prefix for the
>>>> component id to see if it is "org.apache.geronimo.configs".  However, it
>>>> seems this is no longer sufficient as our prefixes have been changing to
>>>> include o.a.g.plugins and o.a.g.framework while this feature has not been
>>>> updated.  Perhaps we should change this function to only check for
>>>> "org.apache.geronimo".
>>>>
>>>> Joe
>>>>
>>>> Ivan wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> 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 <ltang.ellen@gmail.com <mailto:
>>>>> ltang.ellen@gmail.com>>
>>>>>
>>>>>    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
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Ivan
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Shawn
>

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