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From "Greg Trasuk (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (RIVER-435) Proposed Standard for Single-Archive Service Deployment Packaging
Date Thu, 20 Feb 2014 02:58:19 GMT

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Greg Trasuk commented on RIVER-435:

Comments from the mailing list discussion...

Greg Trasuk
OK, so on the topic of the jar file naming conventions (hello-api.jar, hello-proxy.jar, hello-impl.jar,
etc), I thought we had already adopted that as a recommended convention.  It follows common
“good practices” that most of us have used for a long time, and it allows you to build
without ‘classdepandjar’.  As well, it happens to dovetail nicely with a Maven build.

Having said that, I don’t believe that convention needs to be mentioned in the single-archive
packaging spec (or at least not required - I suppose it could be referenced as good practice).

The spec differentiates between “class path” and “codebase” jars by having them in
different folders inside the deployment archive (lib and lib-dl).  So, while the build that
creates the archive may very well use the conventions to determine which dependent files go
into which folder, from the container’s point of view, it doesn’t care about the naming
conventions.  Basically, everything in the ‘lib’ dir gets included in the service’s
class path, and everything in the ‘lib-dl’ dir gets published through the codebase server
and included in the service’s codebase annotation.  In fact, a service may want to include
other jar files in either its codebase or class path (for instance domain objects).  These
other jar files shouldn’t be forced into a River convention, especially since that might
require renaming or repackaging the jar files.

Jeff Ramsdale
No, services shouldn't be required to use this standard but the
River-provided services should model it as the best practice, as mentioned
in another thread.

> Proposed Standard for Single-Archive Service Deployment Packaging
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: RIVER-435
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/RIVER-435
>             Project: River
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: com_sun_jini_start
>            Reporter: Greg Trasuk
>         Attachments: SingleArchiveServiceDeployment.docx, SingleArchiveServiceDeployment.pdf
> The attached document proposes the layout and general requirements for an archive file
to support simplified "drag-and-drop" deployment for services that adhere to the Service Starter

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