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From Andreas Pieber <anpie...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Karaf-Max assembly
Date Wed, 04 May 2011 15:38:46 GMT
TBH I see this a little bit different. Basically I think we should
offer only two distributions. One "online" and one "offline". The
online distribution contains only the absolute bare and minimum system
(similar to the min distribution now) and would be the "new"
apache-karaf distribution. This one is the default distribution
starting up with the bare minimum and the user can install anything he
wants using features:install getting them online. The offline should
contain all artifacts (even if it becomes quite big).

IMHO the feature system is sufficient enough (and easy enough to
understand and use) that this should work.

BUT what I do think could be useful is to add "ueber-features". E.g.
features:install karaf-clusteredserver, karaf-webserver,
karaf-obrserver should represent our distribution. I think if we add
this information in the default startup header


press tab for ...

To transform karaf into a specific distribution use

 * features:install karaf-clusterservice (for a clustered version...
 * ...

That way we can be quite minimal and focus on the real code providing
all distributions only "virtually"... WDYT?

Kind regards,
On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 5:26 PM, Jamie G. <jamie.goodyear@gmail.com> wrote:
> Actually further on to the side discussion of specialized distros,
> this is something that should be covered in the Karaf user manual.
> Perhaps a section on how to customize our minimal and/or full distros
> into a web, OBR, or cluster distro? This would provide our users with
> plenty of examples of how to go about using our tooling and keep out
> release foot print more manageable.
> Cheers,
> J
> On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 12:14 PM, Jamie G. <jamie.goodyear@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have to say from my perspective offering specialized distributions
>> doesn't make sense. It should be that users can customize distros
>> easily via the tooling provided by Karaf. At release time we'll end up
>> with dozens of release kits for testing and validation (src-zip,
>> scr-tar,gz, zip, and tar.gz times N distributions).
>> Cheers,
>> Jamie
>> On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 11:36 AM, Guillaume Nodet <gnodet@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Well, the problem is that if we want to offer more using optional
>>> features, we'll end up with a big bunch of bundles anyway.
>>> I'm not completely convinced.   As discussed in the other thread, I
>>> wonder if having dedicated distributions for web, obr server,
>>> clustering would make more sense.
>>> On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 15:52, mikevan <mvangeertruy@comcast.net> wrote:
>>>> Christian Schneider wrote:
>>>>> Hi Mike,
>>>>> while this is sure possible it would be quite big. Especially if you
>>>>> also would include other projects like camel or activemq.
>>>>> Instead I propose to add some commands to karaf to download dependencies
>>>>> to the sytem dir. So the user could load karaf. Add the feature url he
>>>>> needs and with some simple commands download them to the system dir.
>>>>> Then he can zip the distro again and use it in the closed environment.
>>>>> I think that would be much more flexible.
>>>>> Christian
>>>>> Am 03.05.2011 20:46, schrieb mikevan:
>>>>>> For folks developing applications to deploy into Karaf on closed
>>>>>> networks, it
>>>>>> is not always feasable to be able to download all the optional packages
>>>>>> for
>>>>>> which we have optional console commands.  I'm thinking web:, http:,
>>>>>> and the like.
>>>>>> I propse we create a new assembly for karaf that will include all
of the
>>>>>> optional bundles in the system directory for use in closed-networks.
>>>>>> After
>>>>>> talking about this topic on IRC it seems that many of us developing
>>>>>> closed networks have created work-arounds for this.  Because there
are so
>>>>>> many work-arounds, perhaps its time to have a single Karaf-Max deployment
>>>>>> that contains all of the optional bundles for karaf.
>>>>>> If it helps, I can write it... :-)
>>>>>> -----
>>>>>> Mike Van (aka karafman)
>>>>>> Karaf Team (Contributor)
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> View this message in context:
>>>>>> http://karaf.922171.n3.nabble.com/DISCUSS-Karaf-Max-assembly-tp2895460p2895460.html
>>>>>> Sent from the Karaf - Dev mailing list archive at Nabble.com.
>>>>> --
>>>>> ----
>>>>> http://www.liquid-reality.de
>>>> Another way to think of what would be included in karaf-max is that anything
>>>> referenced in the karaf features.xml file (think mandatory features and
>>>> optional features) would be included in the karaf-max release.  With this
>>>> mind, Apache projects that can be used in Karaf, but aren't referenced in
>>>> the karaf features.xml documents would not be included.  So, ActiveMQ would
>>>> not be part of the distibution, Camel would not be part of the distribution.
>>>> However, Aries (included in the enterprise features.xml document) would be,
>>>> as would the shell libraries for web and obr.
>>>> Pls let me know if this clarifies things for you.
>>>> -----
>>>> Mike Van (aka karafman)
>>>> Karaf Team (Contributor)
>>>> --
>>>> View this message in context: http://karaf.922171.n3.nabble.com/DISCUSS-Karaf-Max-assembly-tp2895460p2898918.html
>>>> Sent from the Karaf - Dev mailing list archive at Nabble.com.
>>> --
>>> Cheers,
>>> Guillaume Nodet
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