[aerogear-dev] AeroGear UnifiedPush server build feedback

Christos Vasilakis cvasilak at gmail.com
Wed Aug 6 03:07:41 EDT 2014

nice work Bruno!  

tested the docker image and have to admit it’s slick, nice!


On Aug 5, 2014, at 10:56 PM, Bruno Oliveira <bruno at abstractj.org> wrote:

> Good morning peeps,
> I would like to open this thread to discuss some ideas about how to
> improve the current build on Push server. Lukas have been doing a
> stellar job improving it and I think we can help.
> Yesterday I spent some time trying to build a developer environment for
> UPS — was a good exercise to realize how people feel trying to contribute.
> The goal was to build the environment from scratch.
> Here comes some feedback (keep in mind that I'm not that good on Node.js)
> - Build our dependencies takes a considerable time. For fair
>  reasons, we are running mvn install, npm install and bower install
>  for the first time. Maybe we can reduce one step?
> - Java developers don't have their environment ready for Node — it can
>  be a blocker. For example, was necessary to install gcc, libpng and
>  libpng-devel. I already saw team members struggling with it, like me.
> - Maybe we should run -Pdev by default and run the complete build only
>  for CI.
> - Maybe we can minify some JS dependencies and don't build
>  everything altogether?
> I built an image[1][2], because developers willing to just use UPS with the
> latest bits might struggle to configure their environment and maybe it
> can be helpful.
> The image is not perfect and soon will be moved to jboss/dockerfiles.
> Thoughts?
> [1] - https://github.com/abstractj/docker/tree/master/aerogear-unifiedpush-dev
> [2] - https://registry.hub.docker.com/u/abstractj/unifiedpush-dev/
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