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This is the first release of samples. Therefore, there are several issues/questions that must be addressed. Below there is a list of questions/issues and actions/statements regarding how we are proceeding and why.
|Upgrade to genesis 1.4||Joe Bohn|
|Update legal files - validate headers||Joe Bohn|
|Remove async-http||Joe Bohn|
|Remove snapshot references||Joe Bohn|
|Make archetype work for plugins||Joe Bohn|
|match version dependencies (specs, etc..) to those in Geronimo 2.1||Joe Bohn|
|Plugins for all samples||Jarek Gawor|
|Common datasource plugin||David Jencks|
|standardize naming conventions||David Jencks|
|eliminate unneeded ears||David Jencks|
|reformat code||David Jencks|
|eliminate table collision in samples||Joe Bohn|
|validate archetype||Joe Bohn||validated but it complicated things ... open question on if we should include it in the release of samples|
|make samples functional for multiple 2.1* versions||Joe Bohn||for 2.1.3. GERONIMO-4271 was installed for compatibility on 2.1.3+ releases. 2.1.2 will be covered by actually releasing the samples for 2.1.2. We do not plan to address earlier 2.1.* versions.|
|consistent/standard doc template for all samples|
|Document all-samples plugin||Joe Bohn|
Several folks have worked on various samples. The initial results below (JAB-init) reflect an initial, point in time status by Joe Bohn on 6/11. At that point in time a indicated that the sample deployed and was functional while a indicated that there were either errors during deploy or running the sample. If you worked on one or more of these samples and validated them please update the respective fields indicating that you updated the sample/doc and that you verified it on the tomcat and jetty (removing my initials below where appropriate).
|Sample||Update Sample||Validated in Jetty||Validated in Tomcat||Updated Doc||issues/concerns|
|all-samples - Installs all samples with one plugin||Joe Bohn||Joe Bohn||Joe Bohn||needs doc|
|app-per-port - Running multiple web apps on different ports||Joe Bohn||n/a||JAB-init||need to update doc to indicate that errors are issues during installation but function works properly|
|bank - EJB sample application||JAB-init||JAB-init|
|calculator - Using EJB 3.0 functions||JAB-init||JAB-init|
|dbtester - DB Pool Testing Sample application||JAB-init||JAB-init|
|inventory - Simple Database Access Application||JAB-init||JAB-init|
|jaxws-calculator - Simple Web Service 2. JAX-WS||Lin||Lin||Lin||Lin||documented that command line client is not working|
|jms-mdb - JMS and MDB Sample Application||Lin||JAB-init||JAB-init|
|ldap-sample-app - LDAP Sample Application||Joe Bohn||Joe Bohn on 2.1.3||Joe Bohn on 2.1.3||some misc. problems installing directory plugin on jetty (portlet had issue) but installed seemed to work - need to doc that use of the directory plugin is not supported for Geronimo 2.1.2 so an external directory server must be used.|
|myphonebook - Very Simple Entity EJB Example||Joe Bohn||Joe Bohn||Joe Bohn||Joe Bohn|
|mytime - Very Simple Session EJB Example||Joe Bohn||Joe Bohn||Joe Bohn||Joe Bohn|
|sendmail - Using Geronimo Default JavaMail Session||Joe Bohn||Joe Bohn||Joe Bohn||Joe Bohn|
|timereport - Web Application Security Sample||JAB-init||JAB-init|
|customer - Simple EJB application with JPA entity||Lin|
We will release samples for each major Geronimo release. If possible, we will work to ensure that samples released for a major release (such as 2.1) will continue to work with subsequent minor releases (such as 2.1.1). However, if this cannot be achieved then we will release samples for each minor release as well.
The version of the released samples will match the intended major Geronimo release version.
No. While the archetype is convenient to create new samples the structure of the samples that are created can be confusing at times if it is a web only application. This is because the archetype assumes it will create an enterprise application and always creates an ear structure. Where appropriate the archetype ear structure will be followed but for web only applications only a web structure will be released.
This was initially the case. However, this was changed so that the plugins could be installed in a framework server without the jetty or tomcat prereq being present (the integration tests in trunk currently require this). There was opposition to restoring the defaults because it was thought a common mechnism to run the samples would be in the *-jetty/target directories.
There was opposition to this suggestion. The primary argument seemed to be that the samples can be released independently and therefore should be released independently to demonstrate the plugin nature of Geronimo and avoid huge releases.
We may attempt to provide some description for those interested. However, the creation of the datasource is generally not particularly relevant to the samples we currently have. Therefore, it is considered adequate to have a note about installing the datasource plugin prior to manually installing the samples.
The user can obtain the source for the samples using svn. This is the recommended approach. If necessary we can consider also delivering a zip of the source along with the distribution of the release (much as we currently do for the Geronimo server source).
This is still an open question. While it should be possible to build just a particular sample it is recommended to build all samples from the root. In the future we may require that the samples be built collectively to make the process of managing dependencies manageable.
No. While it is true that plugins have been integrated with the samples and a user can gain an understanding of the plugin structure from most samples a detailed knowledge of plugins is not necessary to utilize and benefit from the samples. The fundamental ear/war structure is unchanged and the appropriate Geronimo deployment descriptors are generated and can be utilized without understanding Geronimo plugins.
It is the consensus that is it acceptable to have some duplication between samples if the purpose of the duplication is to provide some samples that are very simple (for basic topic introduction) and some that are more complex (to more closely mirror a real life example).