From: Alex Pinkin
Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2006 2:42 PM
To: Shaun Connolly; Scott M Stark; Ivelin Ivanov; Ryan Campbell; Ruel Loehr; Norman Richards
Subject: FW: Installer Notes
Shaun and I had a discussion on how JEMS installer needs to expose various application bundles. It appears that it's a good idea to make installer's top level profiles correspond to the bundles we offer support for:
- JEMS Bundle (all-you-can-eat)
- JBoss Application Platform Bundle
- JBoss Portal Platform Bundle
- JBoss Business Process Platform Bundle
- Custom (a la carte)
Currently installer supports a notion of a profile. Once a profile is selected, user can fine tune it by unselecting file packs. This 2-level hierarchy is way too simple and not flexible enough. So the proposal is to change installer to support 4-level hierarchy:
- 1st step: selecting a Bundle (Application platform, Portal platform, Process platform, and Custom). Custom option maps to JEMS bundle so it would allow you to install everything or fine tune your installation.
- 2nd step: selecting Products. This would have to be a set of check boxes. For instance, if Business Process Platform bundle is selected, products shown would be AS, EJB3, Portal, jBPM, Rules.
- 3rd step: selecting Product Profiles (only for the products that have multiple footprints). For instance, for AS there would be choices of minimal, default, all, and all-clustered.
- 4th step: selecting Components (file packs). This corresponds to existing pack selection panel.
Would this work for us? Let's discuss if there is an alternative way. See Shaun's notes. Please take into account that we are talking about the JEMS installer. There will be a way to have standalone product installers down the road as well.
Let me know if we should move this discussion to the forums or if we should have a call.