Type: New Feature
Status: Patch Available
Affects Version/s: 0.9, 1.0, 1.0.1, 1.1
Fix Version/s: None
RepositoryConfig file contains section with template for Workspace config. This template is used to create new workspace using jackrabbit internal api, and new workspace configuration file is created based on this template.
Probably in most scenarios common configuration for all workspaces is used. If you need to make some configuration changes then you have to iterate through each workspace and edit each config file separately.
It is quit easy task if you are using local file system, but can be hard if other file systems are used (for example using DbFileSystem editing blobs in database is required).
Our proposal to make some improvement here and allow to inherit workspace configuration by reading it from repository level template. Change made in repository config file will be reflected auomaticallly in all worskpaces then.
Feature details :
- if workspace.xml file doesn't exists it can be inherited (read and created in memory from template), no workspace.xml file must be generated,
- you can still override workspace config by creating workspace.xml file by hand, then this file will be used instead of template,
- if required additional parameter 'inheritConfig' can be added with default value 'false' to keep current behaviour
and workspace config inheritance will work only if this parameter is set to 'true'.
We are working on this feature, and we will contribute patch.