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  • From: John Gasper <>
  • To: Chris Hyzer <>, Andrew Morgan <>
  • Cc: "" <>
  • Subject: Re: [grouper-users] patching the UI with grouperInstaller
  • Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:57:59 -0800
  • Organization: Unicon, Inc.

Thanks Chris and Andy. Flexibility is good always good as everyone's
situation is different, but I do think that there should really be a
standard (RFC, etc) set for skinning cats, huh? :)

On 2/20/15 11:47 AM, Chris Hyzer wrote:
> Yeah, we have 4 UI and WS servers at Penn... I patch one and rsync the
> webapp dir to the others. I agree that patching individual servers is not
> ideal :) But I hear you on wanting to build... theres a jira :)
> Thanks,
> Chris
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Morgan
> [mailto:]
> Sent: Friday, February 20, 2015 2:45 PM
> To: Chris Hyzer
> Cc: John Gasper;
> Subject: RE: [grouper-users] patching the UI with grouperInstaller
> On Fri, 20 Feb 2015, Chris Hyzer wrote:
>> There are pros and cons to both approaches… Im not saying there is no
>> value in your approach, but with the current strategy you can patch a UI
>> without having to do another build. Therefore only a very small change
>> will be made to the system which reduces risk in my opinion. You don’t
>> have to worry about doing a build and overwriting a prior patch or doing
>> something else unintended. I don’t think one is best, if the current
>> way fits in your deployment model, I think you will have less risk. If
>> not, then you have to do it the other way ☺ This isn’t a trivial
>> change, will need to look into it.
> I can see both ways being useful, maybe at different scales or deployment
> models. Here at OSU we have 2 frontend servers. I prefer to patch the
> base directory and then build the WAR. That way I can deploy an identify
> WAR on both servers. I'd like the patches and the upgrades to work the
> same way.
> Thanks,
> Andy

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