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From Jean-Baptiste Onofré ...@nanthrax.net>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Karaf with embedded JVM
Date Mon, 31 Oct 2016 13:22:19 GMT
I see your point, but as you will provide your own distribution, you can 
always override the default scripts with your definition and let the 
user with bin/setenv.

My point is that what you are proposing make sense but very specific to 
your use case.

You can create a Jira with such improvement, we will see what the others 
think about that.


On 10/31/2016 02:14 PM, Sascha Vogt wrote:
> Well, if you provide a product for someone else you need to clearly
> separate between files you ship and files the user is allowed to modify.
> We want to keep the setenv empty so the user can adjust things there and
> we don't have to worry during upgrades (at least not that much to worry,
> of course certain variables might no longer be used or their values
> become counter productive...). Now if WE ship already data within setenv
> and the user adds his own stuff there, we have an issue during upgrades
> if we need to change "our part" of the script. We need to figure out
> what it is that we changed vs. what the user changed so we don't
> "overwrite" or remove the users settings.
> Hence the idea to modify the base scripts to additionally detect a JVM
> inside KARAF_HOME and prefer that one if present.
> Greetings
> -Sascha-
> Am 31.10.2016 um 14:05 schrieb Jean-Baptiste Onofré:
>> Ah, I understand now.
>> It was also the purpose of the bin/setenv to be able to override Karaf
>> defined location (like the Java).
>> I'm not against to use $KARAF_HOME/java folder as JAVA_HOME if it's
>> provided, but I don't see a huge value compared to define it in bin/setenv.
>> Regards
>> JB
>> On 10/31/2016 02:02 PM, Sascha Vogt wrote:
>>> @Achim / @JB:
>>> Sorry for the misunderstanding. I didn't mean to ship a binary
>>> distribution with a JVM embedded, I meant to modify the scripts so that
>>> Karaf by default prefers a JVM if (and only if) one is present in a
>>> certain directory within KARAF_HOME.
>>> In case none is there, just follow the same search order like at the
>>> moment (ie. first look for a JAVA_HOME env var and if that is missing
>>> search for a java binary in the path).
>>> That would be enough for users to package a JVM without needing to
>>> modify the setenv scripts...
>>> Greetings
>>> -Sascha-
>>> Am 31.10.2016 um 13:49 schrieb Jean-Baptiste Onofré:
>>>> Hi Sascha,
>>>> An "embedded" distribution of Karaf with JVM is a good idea. It sounds a
>>>> bit like a docker image ;)
>>>> However, unfortunately, I'm not sure it would be possible to provide
>>>> such distribution directly at Karaf due to legal constraint.
>>>> We can provide a script (like a dockerfiles I created) to let users
>>>> create their own custom distro.
>>>> Regards
>>>> JB
>>>> On 10/31/2016 01:33 PM, Sascha Vogt wrote:
>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>> we're workig on a Karaf based product and have the requirement to use
>>>>> the JVM we ship with the product. We thought that might also be
>>>>> interesting to others, so we wanted to share our proposal / current
>>>>> implementation (and are also willing to provide the required patches).
>>>>> Main idea is to modify the start scripts (including the service
>>>>> wrappers?) to prefer a JVM inside the KARAF_HOME directory (ie.
>>>>> runtime/jvm64, or just plain jvm in KARAF_HOME). Whenever such a
>>>>> directory is present it is prefered over a JAVA_HOME env var or
>>>>> whatever
>>>>> else is in the path.
>>>>> Reason to also prefer it over JAVA_HOME is because if you run alongside
>>>>> other Java applications on a server, JAVA_HOME might already be set for
>>>>> other applications and the admin cannot change it.
>>>>> At the moment we have implemented the above via custom setenv
>>>>> scripts we
>>>>> ship which then sets JAVA_HOME to KARAF_HOME/runtime/jvm64. When
>>>>> "wrapper:install" is called, this JAVA_HOME is taken to the wrapper
>>>>> properties.
>>>>> We spoke with the Instana[1] people as their agent is also Karaf based
>>>>> and they were interested in it as well, so we know at least one other
>>>>> Karaf user who would welcome that :)
>>>>> Anyway, any feeback is welcome. Also of course the name of the
>>>>> directory(ies) can be discussed.
>>>>> Greetings
>>>>> -Sascha-
>>>>> [1]https://www.instana.com/

Jean-Baptiste Onofré
Talend - http://www.talend.com

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