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From "Lin Sun" <>
Subject Re: Is config.ser ever used??
Date Fri, 15 Aug 2008 20:39:45 GMT

If I understand your scenario, I think you can deliver your
application as geronimo plugin(s) for your end users to use and update
to the latest version of your application.   The advantage of
delivering your application as geronimo plugin(s) is that it already
contains the configuration information (config.ser, config.sha1, etc)
generated by geronimo deployers.    You can host geronimo plugins
remotely on a site, so that end users can just install it from their
server.    Please let me know if this is something you are interested
and I can supply more info/docs if needed.


On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 11:12 AM, Luciano Salotto <> wrote:
> We are working on creating an 'image' of WASCE (2.0), with the application
> already bundled. Initially we have a clean install of WASCE and deploy the
> application to it, then upload that to a server for the end user to download
> and use locally. We don't want to do that on every code change, so we just
> replace the corresponding modified (or add the new) jar in the expanded EAR
> structure in the repository entry. On a full repository entry change (means
> we created the full expanded EAR structure and replace that in the server)
> we had failures saying that the application couldn't be found. That's when
> knew about this config.ser, config.sha1 and files.
> What I did then, was to hand over the files of another WASCE local
> installation I have (I had deployed the application through the Eclipse
> plugin, so that generated those files), to my surprise that made the
> application work, even though we all have very different install directories
> (I can see in the config.ser that there is a part that looks like the
> web.xml that has a context parameter refering to my local install) and
> mostly what surprised me is that my workspace was outdated, meaning that the
> EAR that was generated for the server version had more jars than my local
> one.
> That made me think about the question on the subject.. is the config.ser
> ever used at all? or just some code checking that the serialization file is
> there?
> Thanks in advance
> Luciano

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