New GlassFish Integration Feature: Usage Profile Support

The rewrite of the editor has had a devastating effect on the number of new features that have been going into NetBeans 6.0 from the team that provides the Java EE functionality. Many have been struggling to get the feature list back to parity with NetBeans 5.5. I was also involved with trying to keep NetBeans 5.5.1 playing nicely with GlassFish V2.

I have been able to get some new things done in the integration plugin recently that I had not shared with folks. I hope to do that in the next few entries.

The first thing that I want to talk about is Profile support. Other resources on the web describe the GlassFish V2 usage profile feature so readers should check them out for more context. The one important thing to note is the fact that a domain is created for a particular usage profile.

The plugin has allowed users to create domains for GlassFish and SJSAS for some time. I have outlined the process for creating and registering a personal domain in previous entries. I have modified the second "page" of the registration wizard to allow users to select a profile.

If the users is creating a domain based on earlier version of the SJSAS or GlassFish releases, the only available value is Default.

The 'enterprise' profile has dependencies on HADB. If you don't have it installed, you won't be able to advance past this page of the wizard, if you select that profile. This is a difference from the way the asadmin subcommand create-domain behaves. It lets you create the domain, but the domain won't start until you install HADB.



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