• New Feature
  • Status: Closed
  • 1 Critical
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • hsingh
  • Reporter: steve
  • November 11, 2008
  • 0
  • Watchers: 1
  • February 12, 2013
  • January 12, 2009


Give people a package so they can use it without being connected to the internet.


Steve Harris 2008-12-12

  • Stand alone version of examinator - Single tarball - Independent startup scripts for server and clients - Completely non-maven - slow networks - Maven not always installed - Configurator and war - startup scripts - TOOTB, self contained,

          \*\* War + jetty + scripts --- for now just do this.
          War + Jetty + scripts + db

Steve Harris 2008-12-12

Also make sure the new war + jetty + scripts is downloadable

Alex Miller 2008-12-19

Need to build a nice pretty externally consumable non-Mavenized package of Examinator. Of course, the best way to do this is probably by using a lot of Maven… :)

Walter Harley 2008-12-19

Q1: should it also include TC itself?

Q2: is it okay to require MySQL to already be installed (include directions in the docs, as we do on Examinator web page already)? At least for the first version of this, until we can support using Examinator with an embedded DB such as h2?

Q3: I assume we do NOT need to include JMeter or any of the perf test stuff?

Q4: I assume we do NOT need to include a browser?

I’m imagining the approach here is to create a Forge project that depends on Examinator (and on Jetty etc.) and produces a single .tar file containing everything needed to deploy and run Examinator, on two nodes, on one machine, as in the Examinator web page docs, modulo the above questions.

Alex Miller 2008-12-22

Q1: I think this is an open question. Given that examinator includes specific TIMs with dependency on specific TC version, there is only one possible tc version it can be run with. So, I think it would be reasonable to include that kit in a package. But I also think it would be reasonable for that to be a separate download.
Q2: I say yes for 2.7.3 timeframe, maybe no for later. Q3: Correct, no jmeter (at least that’s my opinion). Q4: Correct :) This was a joke right?

BTW, ran across this which may have some useful hints towards future swapping of dbs: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/385532/how-to-configure-jpa-for-testing-in-maven

Steve Harris 2008-12-22

I don’t know if this is helpful but something I have done is to write some simple instructions on downloading and using and then try to make the software match those instructions. Then iterate back and forth as one learns.

agree with all alex’s stuff above.

Hung Huynh 2009-01-06

Regarding this issue DEV-2257, Examinator won’t start with Jetty with Terracotta enable. Are still packaging it with Jetty then?

Hung Huynh 2009-01-08

Jetty-6.1.11.zip file is quite big, it’s ~ 20MB while tomcat-6.0.18.zip is only 6.4MB

Given all the problem with jetty in windows, should we consider packaging Examinator with Tomcat instead?

Steve Harris 2009-01-08

I’d be curious to know why jetty is so big, historically it was quite small.

Hung Huynh 2009-01-08

It has quite a lot of extras in its zip


Hung Huynh 2009-01-08

a sample packpage is here http://kong/output/cage/tmp/examinator-1.0.2.zip

doc vendor —> jetty-6.1.11 work tc-config.xml

Check README to start.

Hung Huynh 2009-01-09

packaging process is now incorporated into examinator maven project. Just run “mvn package” to create the zip file under target/packaging

Steve Harris 2009-01-09

README needs to describe how to load the schema into mysql. i.e. what is the command line, what is the name of the database that should be used. any specific username and password?

Hung Huynh 2009-01-12

Sample package can be found here http://fileserver/ftp/pub/tmp/examinator-1.0.3-SNAPSHOT.tar.gz Would need TC 2.7.3-nightly to run

Himadri Singh 2009-01-19

The fix is verified. Using “mvn package -P tc-package”, tar file is created under target/packaging/examinator-1.1.0-SNAPSHOT.tar.gz, this works with 2.8.0-SNAPSHOT.

mysql -u root < conf/schema.sql creates the new database/schema.

examinator tc-2.7 svn version-13164 examinator trunk svn versions-13163

There is a minor change made to rev-13162 on tc-2.7 and trunk.

Himadri Singh 2009-01-22

The packaged examinator tar file is available on kong (http://kong.terracotta.lan/output/release-kits/2.7/2.7.3-opensource/examinator-1.0.3.tar.gz). The steps followed to verify the fix are same as in README.

Fiona OShea 2009-02-02

http://www.terracotta.org/web/display/orgsite/QSEP for download instructions

Himadri Singh 2009-02-03

Exam App Quick Start Guide: http://www.terracotta.org/web/display/orgsite/Exam+App+Quick+Start