Bug 827584 - Choose more fitting name for the user instance create script (jboss-as-cp)
Summary: Choose more fitting name for the user instance create script (jboss-as-cp)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: jboss-as
Version: 17
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Marek Goldmann
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-06-01 19:28 UTC by Dan Allen
Modified: 2014-07-25 03:19 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-08-01 04:57:30 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Proposed jboss-as-instance script (3.04 KB, application/x-shellscript)
2012-08-24 22:56 UTC, Dan Allen
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Description Dan Allen 2012-06-01 19:28:58 UTC
Description of problem:

The name of the script to create a user instance of JBoss AS is not intuitive.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


I'd like to propose the following alternatives:

- jboss-as-instance
  Comment: consistent with the equivalent command for tcServer)

- jboss-as-user-instance
  Comment: more specific about the instance type, leaves door open for actions)

- jboss-as-create-instance
  Comment: a bit more explicit about what it's doing

- jboss-as-new-instance
  Comment: a bit shorter, just as clear

- jboss-as-create
  Comment: implies instance, if we really want to keep it short
My preferred choice is either jboss-as-new-instance or jboss-as-user-instance.

For jboss-as-user-instance, the command arguments would be altered as:

jboss-as-user-instance [<command>] [<args>]

For example:

jboss-as-user-instance create -l $HOME/jboss-as-user-instance -c standalone-web.xml

I've found two similar script to help give ideas for this command and possible argument names.

tcServer: http://static.springsource.com/projects/tc-server/6.0/getstart/cgscreateinst.html
db2icrt: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/db2luw/v9/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.ibm.db2.udb.admin.doc%2Fdoc%2Fr0002057.htm

Comment 1 Marek Goldmann 2012-06-04 10:35:29 UTC
I was thinking about various names when I was creating this script and we (with Carlo) decided to use the jboss-as-cp name. I agree, that it could be better. I like the "jboss-as-user-instance" name which gives us some flexibility (for example adding 'remove' action).

Let's leave this open for now (jboss-as-7.1.1-4 will not be released very soon). If someone has comments to it, please add them and we'll choose the best from the list.

Comment 2 Dan Allen 2012-06-07 06:22:04 UTC
Hmm, I really hope that we can agree on changing it. I have an additional reason for why we might want to do that. When I first heard from you about the jboss-as-cp script I thought it meant that it was just going to copy all of JBoss AS to a writable location, and it made me skeptical about the packaging effort. When I came to realize it was actually just creating a new domain / instance with a handful of files, then I totally understood the benefit of the package.

Thus, I think the right name for this script is important for perception (I have to assume that other developers with see "cp" and think "copy"). I don't think we should drag our feet and let it get too entrenched.

Perhaps we could use a doodle poll to encourage feedback. wdyt? I'd even say that having input from the AS 7 team and contributors is important here.

Comment 3 Dan Allen 2012-08-24 22:56:34 UTC
Created attachment 606968 [details]
Proposed jboss-as-instance script

I've attached a proposed jboss-as-instance script. The usage is as follows:

Manages custom instances of JBoss AS that are based on the system installation but don't require special privileges to run.

   create  Creates a JBoss AS instance by copying required folder structure, configuration files and startup script to specified location
   update  Copies the configuration xml file from $JBOSS_HOME/docs/examples/config/ into the instance directory
   delete  Removes the JBoss AS instance at the specified location

   -h      Show this message
   -c      JBoss AS configuration xml file (see $JBOSS_HOME/docs/examples/configs/), default: standalone-web.xml
   -l, -d  Location where the directory structure should be created (required)
   -p      Port offset, see https://community.jboss.org/docs/DOC-16705

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