I have committed two changes to the standalone container that will make life much easier when you are using it in the plugin development cycle:
There is a new command 'stdin' that can be used from within scripts to give control back to the console. This allows you to write a script to set up a scenario without manual intervention and to continue from there when this automatic setup is done.
This is a sample script:
disc i # discover platform services
disc s # discover servers
disc i # discover services below the servers
find r standard-sockets # find the resource with the name 'standard-sockets'
set r $r # store its resource id
src port-offset=1 # set the port-offset in the resource configuration to 1
set r -18 # now use the resource with id -18
rc # show its resource configuration
stdin # give control to stdin
New command 'src' (name may still change) to set a resource configuration. This has already been shown in the example above.
Format of the arguments is key=value
Those additions are now in master in the git repository and will make it into the next beta release of RHQ.