Now that we have a nice web config tool, it makes more sense to have a war file directly available for download. This would serve as a sort of binary, since users would not need ant to build the release. They could drop the war right in and start adding datastores and configuring GeoServer.
There are a few things that need to happen to make this possible.
geoserver should not be hardcoded - supposedly not too hard on the java side, we need to look into how to do it for the jsps.
add the building of the war to the release target, and be sure to upload it when putting out the release.
Include the docs in the war, so that they are included in the release.
Should probably also make a readme type document and put as the default root document, linking to the docs. Would be cool to do it as in gt2wms, where it loads a few of the sample files in various styles. It's a nice quick way to see if the installation is loaded.
CodeHaus Comment From: dzwiers - Time: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 15:30:29 -0600
<p>I can't seem to create shapefile whose attributes can be read for the schema.xml files from the cite db.</p>