Archives and folders
There are specific characteristics about how XL Deploy handles archive artifacts (such as ZIP files) and folders. In XL Deploy’s Unified Deployment Model (UDM) type hierarchy, there are two base types for deployable artifacts:
Every deployable artifact type in XL Deploy is a subtype of one of these two base types. The
udm.BaseDeployableArchiveArtifact artifact is a subtype of
udm.BaseDeployableFileArtifact and is used as the base type for deployable archives such as
XL Deploy manages the majority of archives as regular files. In archives, the default value for the
scanPlaceholdersproperty is false. This prevents scanning of placeholders when you import an archive into the XL Deploy repository.
Archives are not automatically decompressed when you deploy them. This is to prevent the application server handling the archive decompression. XL Deploy stores folder artifacts in the repository as ZIP files for efficiency. This setting is not visible to a normal user.
When you import a deployment package (DAR file), you can specify the content of a folder artifact as a plain folder or as an archive (ZIP file) inside the DAR.
Continuous integration tools such as Maven, Jenkins, Hudson, Bamboo, and Team Foundation Server should support the ability to refer to an archive in the build output as the source for a folder artifact.