At the moment, my project can be deployed from with eclipse using a PAR file project much like those available in the original 1.0 demo applications - although the "real" deployment is via nightly ant/ivy builds internally using a PAR project.
When I move over to PLAN files, how does this work from within eclipse ? or STS ? Currently I am using the "ivy" build system as provided within these demos - hey it worked great and I really don't want to know much about the build system - it simply isn't my thing I have more than enough in the application issues.
I presume, I will now build all the bundles independently (i.e. without a PAR project to pull them together into a PAR package) - and stick them into the repository of the server.
Can I deploy a PLAN file from within eclipse ? or is it via the command line ?. I know it is a simple XML file but have you linked it into the ant/ivy build system like the PAR project templates ?
The documentation provided (programmer/user guide) doesn't really talk about it much if at all. The PLAN stuff looks great on paper - getting it into the tool chain is very vague. Is there a demo application (petclinic/etc...) which actually uses it available ?