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From David Jencks <david_jen...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: How to Use Maven with Geronimo J2EE project
Date Mon, 15 Dec 2008 23:44:20 GMT

On Dec 15, 2008, at 1:25 PM, bongosdude wrote:

>
> Should I check out 2.2 dev trunk from this URL
>
> https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/geronimo/server/trunk

That's the url.  We have not yet branched 2.2 away from trunk

thanks
david jencks
>
>
> Can you provide SVN url where I can check out 2.2 dev?
>
> Thanks
>
>
> djencks wrote:
>>
>>
>> On Dec 15, 2008, at 12:10 AM, David Jencks wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> On Dec 14, 2008, at 7:17 PM, bongosdude wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> I would lile to use maven to mange our project build/deploy during
>>>> development, QA and production release. Maven is good at managing
>>>> dependencies. While GEP can get us up to speed in development, it
>>>> is tricky
>>>> to manage dependency using eclipse among team members. I have tried
>>>> to read
>>>> geronimo sample to see how maven is used to build and deploy  
>>>> geronimo
>>>> sample. However, I could not find out how maven is used with
>>>> gernonimo.
>>>>
>>>> Can someone help to explain or give me suggestions on how I can
>>>> learn more
>>>> on this subject?
>>>
>>> 0. For team-wide access set up a team accessible maven repository.
>>> I've demoed this using sonatype nexus which works great but you can
>>> also set up httpd or presumably a lot of other things.
>>>
>>> 1. set up a maven project for each of your apps to use the geronimo
>>> car-maven-plugin to "pre-deploy" your application into a geronimo
>>> plugin. Deploy it into the team-wide maven repository (configure the
>>> deploymenManagement of your pom to point to the team repo)
>>>
>>> 2. set up a maven  project to assemble a custom server, again using
>>> the car-maven-plugin.  Include the framework plugin group and your
>>> apps and any optional stuff from geronimo you might want such as
>>> parts of the admin console.  Everything else needed will be pulled
>>> in too.
>>
>> I forgot that the framework plugin group is new to geronimo
>> 2.2[SNAPSHOT], i.e. trunk.  We're working on a release but it will be
>> a few weeks yet.  However the plugin groups make custom assemblies so
>> much easier that you may want to work against trunk until 2.2 is
>> actually out.
>>
>> thanks
>> david jencks
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 3. After deploying the assembled server it too will be available
>>> from the shared repo.
>>>
>>> There are a couple geronimo archetypes to help setting up these
>>> maven projects but they are rather primitive and dont use the new
>>> archetype plugin features.... they still might help.
>>> geronimo-plugin-archetype sets up a plugin project
>>> geronimo-assembly-archetype sets up a custom server assembly  
>>> project.
>>>
>>> Perhaps the simplest example of all this in action is in geronimo
>>> trunk in the plugins/monitoring console: along with the base code,
>>> and the monitoring console portal application, we build plugins for
>>> the app and a server containing the monitoring console and run a
>>> simple integration test.
>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 1. How can maven be used to generate geronimo*.xml and deployment
>>>> artifacts?
>>>
>>> You need to write the geronimo plan yourself and put it under src/
>>> main/plan/plan.xml.  I believe the easiest way to do this is the GEP
>>> wizards, although there are some wizards in the admin console as
>>> well.  The car-maven-plugin is used to convert the plan +
>>> application to a geronimo plugin.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 2 What is geronimo plugin? I look at geronimo samples plugin (i.e.
>>>> bank
>>>> plugin), I did not see any geronimo*.xml artifact in EAR file.
>>>
>>> Javaee apps are not really supposed to have vendor specific plans
>>> inside them starting with j2ee 1.4, you are supposed to use a
>>> separate plan and jsr-88 to deploy the plan + app to a server.  In
>>> geronimo you can "pre-deploy" into a plugin that can then be
>>> installed in any geronimo server.  The samples are set up to build
>>> an app, and then one (for ejb-only apps) or two (jetty/tomcat)
>>> plugins and then (with the it profile) run a simple integration  
>>> test.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 3. is there maven geronimo plugin that can generate geronimo*.xml
>>>> file? Or
>>>> we can create one and point maven to include geronimo*.xml in EAR
>>>> file?
>>>
>>> The geronimo plan doesn't go in the application but is supplied
>>> separately in the plugin project at src/main/plan/plan.xml
>>>
>>> Hope this helps,
>>> david jencks
>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Thanks
>>>> -Bongos
>>>>
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>>>> B Amigo:super:
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>>>> Nabble.com.
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
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