There is no reason to keep both.


On Nov 6, 2009, at 10:40 AM, Shawn Jiang wrote:

Currently, here are different opinions on how G3.0 shell should go:

1, Remove gshell completely, migrate all existing commands to karaf console.
      Pros:  Minimize the server size.  Bring a clean, easy to use command program model.
      Cons: Break users existing shell.

2, Keep gshell as it was, add a gshell-karaf bridge to call karaf commands in gshell.
      Pros:  Enlarge the server size. Bring a more complex command infrastructure.
      Cons: Without breaking users existing shell.

Does anyone have another thoughts on this ?  Maybe we need a vote for this someday.

On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 11:40 AM, Shawn Jiang <> wrote:
Now we are using karaf as OSGI runtime. Karaf has its own shell which is based on RFC 139 command service.  Karaf shell uses blueprint and a set of util abstract classes to provide a easy to use program model  for new commands.

Geronimo 2.x has its own shell which
  • bases on gshell
  • uses groovy to define commands.(I don't kown why but I don't like this)
  • uses classworld to bootstrap itself
  • uses a serverProxy to provide geronimo server startup/stop commands.
  • uses JMX to invoke jsr88 implementation to provide applications deploy/undeploy/distribution commands.
  • uses JMX to get plugin installer GBean instance to provide plugin install and customized assemblely commands.

I found that all the gshell bootstrap files in geronimo_home/etc has been removed in geronimo 3.0 framework.   Is there any plan  to migrate existing geronimo shell commands from gshell to karaf shell in geronimo 3.0 ?