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From Adrian Crum <adrian.c...@sandglass-software.com>
Subject Re: OFBiz and Environment Configurations
Date Wed, 02 Oct 2013 16:20:13 GMT
Then follow the first reply: Maintain a set of patches - one for each 

Adrian Crum
Sandglass Software

On 10/2/2013 8:56 AM, JS wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I'm hoping you have some ideas as to how I can accomplish something in
> OFBiz. In my other Java applications, I maintain separate properties files
> for each environment I will build my application, such as "testing",
> "development", "live". In these files I maintain things like database
> connection strings, and other environment-specific settings.
> I was able to find this mailing list post from back in April:
> http://ofbiz.135035.n4.nabble.com/Environment-Specific-Configurations-Best-practices-td4640727.html.
>  From the way I understood this approach, an vanilla version of OFBiz is
> stored in the SVN, and using the add-on manager, you're able to create
> add-ons which will replace existing files or add new ones (in my case, this
> would be properties files), as well as add in all of the custom
> applications on top of the default OFBiz codebase.
> This seems overkill for my needs; ideally, I would like to keep my already
> existing codebase in the SVN (which already contains my hot-deploy apps)
> and add the ability to designate an environment during the deployment
> (test/development/live), which would put the respective property files on
> the classpath. Just wondering if the add-on manager in this approach adds
> any additional capabilities that would outweigh using a modified ant
> script, or a custom shell script?
> Additionally, if there are other approaches to solving the issue that I
> haven't considered, please advise.
> Thank you!

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