#826 ✓wontfix

feature request: increased support for deployment and app packaging

Reported by claes | May 13th, 2011 @ 08:53 AM | in 1.3 (closed)

I have a play app fronted by apache. To simplify deployment it would be nice with framework support for updating a running play app, similar to the auto-deployment of war files in a servlet container.

I haven't thought of all details, but the gist of it is something like this:

  1. A command like "play zip --%" would create a zip file that you could upload to your production server. The zip file would contain only necessary folders (i.e. skipping logs, tmp, test, test-result, eclipse, .svn folders etc), the files would be compiled, and the id would be set to e.g. "prod".
  2. A command like "play auto-deploy myapp.zip" which would unzip the file to some tmp folder, and basically run "play start <unzipped-app-folder>". The "auto-deploy" process would periodically scan for changes to myapp.zip, and run "play stop " followed by "play start ".

This way, to update my running app, all I would have to do is:
1. run "play zip --%prod"
2. upload the zip file to my server

I could probably script the auto-deploy process outside the framework, so I'd say the "play zip" feature for packaging an app is more important.

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