[forge-dev] JBoss Stacks: Requirements

Jonathan Fuerth jfuerth at redhat.com
Mon Jul 30 11:42:19 EDT 2012

Hi Rafael, 

This project sounds great! Anything that can help people sort through all the dependencies they need to get started with Errai will be a big help. 

Our Kitchen Sink archetype is org.jboss.errai.archetypes: jboss-errai-kitchensink-archetype: 2.0.2.Final. There will also soon be a 2.1.0-SNAPSHOT, but it's probably best to stick with the released version for JBoss Stacks. 


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From: "Rafael Benevides" <benevides at redhat.com> 
To: "Pete Muir" <pmuir at redhat.com> 
Cc: 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>, "Jay Balunas" <jbalunas at redhat.com>, "Jonathan Fuerth" <jfuerth at redhat.com>, "Brian Leathem" <bleathem at redhat.com> 
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2012 9:12:50 AM 
Subject: Re: JBoss Stacks: Requirements 

Hi Everybody, 

Jay, Jonathan, Brian 

We are cataloging the Archetypes on JDF (as you can see on Pete's email below). 

Part of the Job was done 

- Get the YAML file format - https://github.com/jboss-jdf/jdf-stack/blob/master/stacks.yaml 
- YAML file Parser - https://github.com/jboss-jdf/jdf-stack/blob/master/Parser.java 

Those informations (BOMs, Runtimes, Archetypes) will be presented on JDF site. A preview can be found here: http://site-jdf.rhcloud.com/stack/stacks/ 

So the main point is: Do you want the errai, html5 and richfaces archetypes included also ? 

Thank you 
Rafael Benevides | Senior Software Engineer
Red Hat Brazil

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Em 02-07-2012 19:33, Pete Muir escreveu: 


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.


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