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From Sachin Patel <>
Subject Re: Release Management
Date Tue, 28 Mar 2006 14:47:01 GMT
FYI The eclipse update manager can be run headlessly and it can be  
used not just to install "features/plugins" but it can be used to  
install any type of archive and to any target with the use of custom  
InstallHandlers so technically it could be used to update G. I don't  
know offhand how much a standalone update manager pulls in and how  
much overhead there would be, but I think its something definitely to  
look into.

- sachin

On Mar 27, 2006, at 10:21 PM, Matt Hogstrom wrote:

> Jeff,
> We are constantly kicking around ideas of how to improve the user  
> experience. It sounds like your primary concern is updates and  
> syncronization when running in Eclipse or another IDE.  Is this  
> correct?  Do you have requirements for runtime updates as well?
> Bradford, Jeff L wrote:
>> One of the issues we have run into with previous open source app  
>> servers
>> is the lack of a fast migration path from one version to the  
>> next.  It
>> is always an unzip and then a manual movement of the needed app  
>> specific
>> info and server config while keeping in mind changes to DTDs as well.
>> Keeping a large development shop on the same version of an app server
>> locally and on our various testing tiers is a major undertaking.
>> Therefore, do you have any plans or would you consider assembling  
>> some
>> type of auto-update executable, script or an Eclipse type of Software
>> Updates option to ease this pain between major and minor versions.
>>  Thanks,
>> Jeff

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