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From "Bradford, Jeff L" <JBRAD...@amfam.com>
Subject RE: Release Management
Date Tue, 28 Mar 2006 14:47:29 GMT
My reference to "the Eclipse > Software Update option" below was just an
example reference to a nice easy pull solution to version upgrades.

I was wondering if Geronimo had any plans of offering some type of
migration solution (i.e. executable, script, etc.) to expedite version
migrations for the users.  Our current vendor app server offers this and
another open source app server here does not, and it is becoming more an
more of a productivity killer issue.

Jeff

-----Original Message-----
From: Matt Hogstrom [mailto:matt@hogstrom.org] 
Sent: Monday, March 27, 2006 9:21 PM
To: user@geronimo.apache.org
Subject: Re: Release Management


Jeff,

We are constantly kicking around ideas of how to improve the user
experience. 
It sounds like your primary concern is updates and synchronization 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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