[forge-dev] [jdf-dev] JBoss Stacks: Requirements

Jason Porter jporter at redhat.com
Mon Jul 2 18:47:48 EDT 2012

Sounds like a pretty chart / table marketing will like to use.

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Pete Muir" <pmuir at redhat.com>
> To: jdf-dev at lists.jboss.org, "forge-dev List" <forge-dev at lists.jboss.org>, "James Perkins" <jperkins at redhat.com>,
> "Max Andersen" <manderse at redhat.com>, "Rafael Benevides" <rbenevid at redhat.com>
> Sent: Monday, July 2, 2012 6:33:59 PM
> Subject: [jdf-dev] JBoss Stacks: Requirements
> All,
> I chatted with Max at JBoss World about requirements for what I'm
> code-naming JBoss Stacks, which is a really an extension of the
> JBoss BOMs project.
> The JBoss Stacks project takes all the BOMs, all the archetypes, and
> all the runtimes, and identifies which work with which. This can
> then be used by tools (like JBDS, Forge, Maven plugins) to correctly
> configure users projects.
> The stacks project requires 3 different dictionaries:
> * available BOMs
> * available archetypes
> * available runtimes
> and the ability to see the intersection between these things (i.e. if
> I'm on runtime version 1.2.3.Final, what BOMs are possible, what BOM
> is recommended, what archetypes are available, what is recommended).
> The runtime should include a download URL, so that plugins such as
> James' AS plugin for forge can download it. It should also contain a
> some options. I'm not sure exactly what is needed here, but James
> can provide details and what makes most sense.
> The runtimes should include what type they are (e.g. JBoss AS, EAP)
> to allow categorisation, filtering, sorting
> The Yaml parser in use should be pluggable, to avoid introducing
> uncessary extra dependencies
> There should be a recommended runtime per major version and per minor
> version (so you can say "I want JBoss AS 7" and you get back AS
> 7.1.1.Final or you can say "I want JBoss AS 7.0" and you get back
> 7.0.2.Final).
> We're going to need to be careful about compat, eventually, so we
> need to get everything in there, and get it right. We'll have a long
> beta cycle ;-)
> There will be a client utility, written in Java. This should be a
> single source file, which projects can copy in. It must have no
> dependencies other than a Yaml parser.
> I think Rafael is going to take the lead on this. But we'll decide on
> Monday next week.
> Pete
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