Before you start you might be interested in reading the Project Structure tutorial which shows the directory organization of the Cargo sources. The Building tutorial explains how to build Cargo from sources and the Contributing tutorial explains what rules to follow when contributing code.
Here are some quick steps to follow if you wish to add support for a new container in Cargo:
- Subscribe to the cargo dev mailing list and ask as many question you'd like there!
- Create a JIRA issue on https://jira.codehaus.org (you'll need to register). We'll then add you to the cargo-developers group in JIRA and assign the issue to you
- Checkout Cargo from SVN trunk
- Understand the Cargo project's directory structure. Container implementations are located in
- Have a look at existing container implementations
- Some containers are simple to read and understand; for example jo or glassfish
- Some other containers are much more feature-complete (remote deployers, datasources, etc.); for example tomcat or jonas.
- Create your container's Maven module, with its package inside.
- Create the following classes:
- A container implementation class named
ServerName is the name of the container,
Nx the version and
ContainerType the type of container (
Remote). For example:
- One or several configuration implementation classes named
ConfigurationType can be
Runtime. For example
- One or several deployer implementation classes named
DeployerType can be
Remote. For example:
- Cargo has an SPI that you should use and that should make it easy for you. Your container class should extend
org.codehaus.cargo.container.spi.Abstract_ContainerType_Container and your configuration class should extend
- Finally, implement the
FactoryRegistry that will register your container to CARGO and make sure you've defined a link to your container's factory registry in
- Run the Cargo build to ensure everything is working. You'll probably find that you haven't followed the Cargo project's coding conventions... Fix those and build again until it passes! Please note that when you run the build it'll automatically run the samples test suites in your container (provided you've added your container to the generic API as described in the previous step and provided you've defined the right capabilities for your container). See the Building page for more details on the build.
- Once built, add your new container to the
uberpom and check that the
uberjar is still looking fine.
- Once added to the
uberpom, add your container's download URL to the
samples and add profiles for it.
- As soon as you add your container to the
samples, the Maven build will automatically attempt to configure, start, deploy some test applications, test them and stop your container.
- Register on Codehaus' confluence. Once this is done we'll add you to the
cargo-developers user group so that you have the right to edit yourself the Cargo web site pages
- Document the new container on the Cargo web site
- Create a SVN patch and attach it to the JIRA issue you have created above
- Once the patch has been accepted:
- Add the container to the Containers list on the main web site
- Add the container to the Navigation page (left side of the CARGO Web site)
- Add the container to the Downloads page
- Add the container to the Continous integration so that its integrity can be checked at each build
- Note that each container is built daily, each of them separated by 45 minutes. Just put your container as last, so it is tested daily without blocking the whole CI environment.
Thanks and happy coding!