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From James M Snell <jasn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Using Abdera in a Confluence plugin
Date Fri, 16 May 2008 06:01:57 GMT
The rationale for the existing design is that, for the majority of 
cases, the context class loader is simply the Right Class Loader.  In 
WebSphere, for instance, class loaders are hierarchical.  Using the 
contet class loader ensures that even if the abdera jars are deployed to 
the server libs, and therefore loaded by the server's class loader, each 
webapp can still have it's own set of extensions in their respective 
classpaths.  The hierarchy works it all out.

- James

Ugo Cei wrote:
> On May 15, 2008, at 3:56 PM, Chris Berry wrote:
>> Wouldn't this work;
>>       return ServiceUtil.class.getClassLoader ();
> I tried this, but I was still having problems with Axiom and Commons 
> Logging, so I ended up manually copying a bunch of JARs in WEB-INF/lib 
> and solved my problems (at least temporarily) because I wanted to write 
> code and not waste time debugging class loader issues.
> I'm not keen on committing this change, because I am not that expert 
> with class loader issues, and would like to hear the rationale behind 
> the current version before we change it.
>     Ugo

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