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From Joe Fernandez <>
Subject Re: New subscribers getting old messages
Date Fri, 11 Jul 2008 21:18:47 GMT

Check out retroactive consumers


kfritz wrote:
> Hello.  I have an application that communicates to clients by publishing
> ObjectMessages to an ActiveMQ topic.  Any client that is subscribed to the
> topic will receive messages soon after they are published.  Also, using
> durable subscriptions, a client that had subscribed earlier and
> disconnects, will receive all messages sent after disconnecting upon
> return.
> However, I would like to have a new client who never before connected to
> the topic to be able to receive the last message published to the topic,
> even if that message was published before the new client connected.  Sort
> of like a durable subscription, except that the subscriber had not yet
> subscribed.
> I have been told that IBM's proprietary MQSeries can do this.  However, I
> have not read anything that suggests ActiveMQ has this ability.  Is this
> true?  Can it be done?
> Thanks,
> Kyle Peter Fritz

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