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From Dain Sundstrom <>
Subject Re: Deploy Tool: deploy vs redeploy
Date Mon, 27 Mar 2006 19:29:11 GMT


On Mar 24, 2006, at 4:54 PM, Aaron Mulder wrote:

> Currently if you use the command-line deploy tool, you have to specify
> different deploy commands depending on whether the module is already
> deployed.  That is, you use "deploy" the first time, and "redeploy"
> thereafter:
> java -jar bin/deployer.jar deploy foo.war
> java -jar bin/deployer.jar deploy foo.war   <-- fails, already  
> deployed
> java -jar bin/deployer.jar redeploy foo.war
> java -jar bin/deployer.jar undeploy foo.war
> java -jar bin/deployer.jar redeploy foo.war   <-- fails, not deployed
> After using this a bit, I'd lean toward combining these into one
> command where the deploy tool will deploy the app if it's not already
> running, and redeploy it if it is already running.
> Any objections to that?  I wonder if there are real-world cases where
> you'd rather get the error if the deployment state isn't what you'd
> expect.  On the other hand, that seems seriously outweighed by the
> number of times I up-arrow and repeat the previous command and it
> gives an error because it's already deployed or whatever.  At this
> point, I think making things easier during development ought to be the
> higher priority.
> Thanks,
>     Aaron

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