there's a request for something for static identification of the server
in a directory. This comes from JBDS and prehaps other tools (installer,
The jira is https://issues.jboss.org/browse/WFLY-2426
WFLY-2426 Easily accessible static information describing the release /// Fwd: Re: PR-5551/5552 - version-base.txt
Hi Max, Rob,
few questions for the requirements.
Does the underlying software need to be identified? I.e. if
it's SOA, should the file also say it's EAP for the tools which
do not know SOA? E.g.
software.base = EAP
software.layer = SOA
software.name = JBoss SOA-Platform
Should a timestamp be included? E.g. to differentiate between
release candidates which all have ".GA"
Do you care about the format - as long it's well-known
documented standard? I'm considering either .properties or .xml.
ISO/IEC 19770-2 was suggested but that seems to be overkill and
doesn't even match our needs.
What everything do you expect to be in the file? SW
identification and version but:
ID vs. name - do you want just "eap" or do you expect to
have something to present to the user directly, i.e. some
"JBoss Enterprise Application Platform" ?
AS vs. EAP - do you need the boolean info whether it is a
That's all for now,
looking forward to getting your reply.