Reverting To the Old Behavior

While using the tigase.xml file is still possible and the old behavior can be preserved, it is now disabled by default. By default the Tigase server reads only file with initial settings and stores all the complete configuration in memory only.

The works exactly as before and all old parameters are still working exactly as before. The only difference is the lack of the tigase.xml which is not created or read by default if it is present. The main advantage is that you don’t have to remove it each time you change something in the to pick up new settings.

Firstly we will go into how to re-enable the server to check and use the tigase.xml file to retain functionality with older settings. This is actually very simple to accomplish. The Tigase server now, offers pluggable repository support. This means that you can easily extend current functionality with a different configuration storage by writing own class which reads and writes configuration parameters.

By default class tigase.conf.ConfigurationCache is loaded which stores configuration in memory only.

Please note, the file is always read if it exists at a given location.

To revert to the old behavior you just need to pass a parameter to Tigase server with a class name which is responsible for keeping server parameters in the old XML file. You can do it in two ways:

  1. Add a parameter to file:

  2. Or you can pass a system property to the JVM at the startup time: