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Re: [wtp-dev] BEA WebLogic Server support in WTP 2.0
- From: Lawrence Mandel <lmandel@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 16:49:15 -0400
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Admittedly I haven't been following
the development of the server adapters shipped with WTP so my questions
and comments that follow may have already been answered. If this is the
case, sorry for the churn.
Your statement below sounds like BEA
made the decision to remove the WLS adapters without the involvement of
the WTP community.
1. Was the WTP community consulted to
see their reaction to this change?
2. Did the Server Tools component owner
(and possibly PMC) agree to the removal of the Open Source, EPL licensed
WTP WLS server adapters?
The move from WTP hosted to BEA hosted
adapters seems consistent with the WTP plan to have third party server
producers provide their own server adapters. However the move from Open
Source to proprietary adapters means these Open Source adapters will no
longer be available from Eclipse. Removing Open Source components in favour
of proprietary adapters may affect WTP users.
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03/28/2007 03:57 PM
Please respond to
"General discussion of project-wide or architectural issues."
|"General discussion of project-wide
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|[wtp-dev] BEA WebLogic Server support
in WTP 2.0|
For WTP 2.0, BEA is planning on providing
server adapters for versions 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2 and 10.0 of WLS that are
downloadable from a BEA update site rather than relying on WLS adapters
that are currently bundled with WTP. The adapters that will be provided
will be taken from BEA Workshop code base, thus extending the benefits
of tight WTP/WLS integration already enjoyed by Workshop users to the broader
WTP community. In order to reduce user confusion, the open-source WLS adapters
that are currently bundled with WTP will be removed from the WTP distribution
This change will be rolled out in stages:
Stage 1: The open-source WLS adapters will
be removed from the WTP code base and replaced with a pointer to a BEA
update site. The removed adapters will then be placed on the BEA update
site together with the source to comply with EPL requirements. This will
happen in the next couple of weeks.
Stage 2: The new WLS adapters will be rolled
out to the BEA update site (thus replacing and discontinuing the open-source
versions) to coincide with WTP 2.0 GA this summer.
How will this impact the user? In a basic
WTP installation, the user will no longer see WLS listed in the list of
available servers out of the box. The user will have to click on the "Don't
see your server listed? Click here" link in the "New Server Runtime"
wizard. That will bring up another wizard that will connect to registered
update sites and will allow the user to download and install WLS adapters
into the WTP installation. After the first install, the user will be able
to use standard Eclipse update-site facilities to search for updates to
these plugins. BEA will also provide a way to download a bundle of plugins
containing the WLS adapters for administrators who need to create Eclipse
distributions for offline users.
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