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In Rob's dm Server Roadmap blog entry, last April, we introduced two new artefact types: “plan” and “configuration file”.
Here is a short screencast demonstrating configuration files, in particular we show how to reference them from a plan.
First, a small web application picks up properties from a configuration properties file—deployed separately from the application. Second, the application and the properties are placed in the repository and a plan is constructed and deployed which installs and starts both the web application and its properties in one step.
Git - git://git.springsource.org/dm-server-samples/configuration-properties.git