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From bongosdude <>
Subject Re: Geronimo Eclipse Plugin (GEP) Deployment problem
Date Thu, 11 Dec 2008 00:37:25 GMT

Hi Tim,

Thanks for your quick reply. Let me explore on how to extend the tutorial to
interface with Paypal and see how GEP manages dependent jars file.

I will contact you here for more help.


Tim McConnell wrote:
> Hi bonbosdude, thanks for your initial impressions of the Geronimo server
> and 
> corresponding Eclipse Plugin. There are probably multiple methods
> available to 
> you to easily accomplish what you're trying to do without have to manually
> update 
> deployment descriptors (i.e., your question #2 below). In general for Java
> EE 2 
> artifacts in your Eclipse workspace you can create either "Project
> References" or 
> "J2EE Module Dependencies" between other projects in your workspace. So
> for 
> example, if you have a Web project in your workspace that is dependent on
> a 
> utility Java project (i.e., POJO) in your workspace, you can specify a
> "Project 
> Reference" between the two (i.e., right-click on the corresponding
> project, 
> select "properties", and then select "Project References"). In this
> manner, when 
> the Web project gets deployed the dependent JAR file will get imbedded in
> the WAR 
> file. There are other alternatives if you have many deployable artifacts
> with the 
> same JAR dependency such that your  deployment time becomes prohibitive,
> which 
> conceivably might be the case for your question #3 below. If that is the
> case, 
> you could consider the usage of Geronimo's and the GEP's sharedlib
> support. One 
> alternative that might be applicable for the case of an EJB that is
> dependent on 
> a POJO Jar (i.e., question #1 below) is to create a EAR application,
> include both 
> the EJB and the JAR, and then simply deploy the EAR.
> Hopefully, I'm not being too vague. If you need more specifics please let
> me 
> know. Based on the names of your artifacts I would guess they are
> proprietary so 
> I doubt you can share them with me, but we can probably create some dummy 
> artifacts from the samples and tutorials to demonstrate these various
> techniques 
> if that would help you and your development team. Thanks.
> bongosdude wrote:
>> I am new to Geronimo and I have to say that I am quite impressed with it.
>> It
>> really beats my expectation for a new and young JEE server. IMHO,
>> geronimo
>> is as good as weblogic. I have followed steps by steps most of geronimo
>> 2.1.1 samples and successfully installed GEP. However, I have problems
>> with
>> GEP deployment when I tried to extend the tutorials. Here are what I did
>> 1. based on the stateless session tutorial, I added a new stateless
>> session
>> bean which will interface with Paypal web services. This stateless
>> session
>> will send credit card information to settle a credit card charge based on
>> PayPal SDK.
>> 2. I tested this API outside the geronimo environment and it works
>> 3. When I tried to deploy this new EJB to geronimo through GEP, the GEP
>> failed to deploy to my geronimo local server with the message "No Class
>> Exception: com.paypal.sdk.exceptions.PayPalException"
>> 4. I found out that GEP only bundle my EJB in car format and deploy to
>> geronimo. It did not include any dependent JARs that I setup with
>> eclipse.
>> This is why geronimo cannot deploy the EJB since the dependent paypal SDK
>> jar is not deployed to geronimo repository.
>> 5. I had to go to geronimo console and manually added dependent JARs
>> files 
>> My questionss are: 
>> 1. how and what can I do to setup GEP to deploy all my dependent jars
>> with
>> my EJB without having to manually setup dependent jars through console
>> 2. Do I have to specify depend libraries in the openejb-jar.xml like
>> below:
>>    			<dep:dependency>
>> 				<dep:groupId>paypal.paypal-sdk</dep:groupId>
>> 				<dep:artifactId>paypal-stubs</dep:artifactId>
>> 				<dep:version>4.3.1</dep:version>
>> 				<dep:type>jar</dep:type>
>> 			</dep:dependency>
>> (GEP does not deploy libs by looking at the above dependency)
>> 3. How would GEP work with referenced or dependent project in Eclipse?
>> For
>> example, I would like to write a common package that includes base/common
>> java beans that would be used by web application and EJB tiers. How would
>> like GEP to deploy the ref. project with my EJB too. How can I do this
>> with
>> GEP?
>> Can someone give me helps or hints on how I can achieve these geronimo
>> tasks? This would help me to decide move my team development to Geronimo.
>> I
>> have tons of questions about geronimo, but these basic tasks would solve
>> most of my current problems with geronimo deployment.
>> Thanks for any helps. 
>> -----
>> B Amigo:super:

B Amigo:super:
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