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From Berin Loritsch <blorit...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Avalon Framework 4.1.4 RC 3
Date Tue, 11 Feb 2003 13:26:06 GMT
Leo Simons wrote:
> Leo Sutic wrote:
> We do have a contract for these interfaces (at 
> http://avalon.apache.org/framework/reference-the-lifecycle.html, and 
> codified in excalibur-utils ComponentStateValidator), even if 
> underspecified. There is just not a container that makes use of them. 
> Note that the Re* contract _is_ supported: the re*() methods are not 
> guaranteed to be called, so they are simply not called :D

So in practice, they are not supported ;P

> I guess it has been shown in real life that most components managed by 
> an avalon container are either inexpensive enough that it is a good 
> option to just recreate them, or there is never a need to suspend 
> long-running services, or some other mechanism is used for reconfiguring 
> those.


> The question that comes to mind is whether someone somewhere has indeed 
> found a need for Re* and is using them. Dunno. How sure are we that 
> there is no real-life use for the suspension concept?

Suspension, Probably.  THe Re*? I haven't run into anyone.

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