[aerogear-dev] AeroGear UnifiedPush server build feedback

Matthias Wessendorf matzew at apache.org
Wed Aug 6 03:47:30 EDT 2014

On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 9:56 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.

gcc, libpng etc -> LOL.
yeah, that should NOT Be required

> - Maybe we should run -Pdev by default and run the complete build only
>   for CI.

yeah, auto activating the -Pdev makes only the very first build take
I think this will improve things already slightly.

> - 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.

That's awesome! This made me install docker :)

> 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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