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From "Farr, Aaron" <Aaron.F...@am.sony.com>
Subject RE: Yet another IoC Article
Date Tue, 10 Feb 2004 18:26:57 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alex Karasulu [mailto:aok123@bellsouth.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2004 1:08 PM
> To: 'Avalon Developers List'
> Subject: RE: Yet another IoC Article
> Hi,
> > Anyway, you brought up two good points:
> >
> > 1. Support of other dependency management schemes in Avalon
> > 2. Making it easier to reuse Avalon components in non-Avalon frameworks
> I really would like to do away with this approach here
> http://incubator.apache.org/directory/subprojects/eve/components.html
> to make Eve's components available to other containers like Pico.
> It would be nice to pick a container without this sort of run-around
> to make components interoperable within multiple containers.
> Also if others have any novel approaches regarding a means to make
> components container neutral please let me know.
> I'm really hoping Avalon PI will become a reality.
> Alex

Look at the source in my "Mutuals" example at


I still need to update some of it, but it shows how I handle writing
components for both Fortress and PicoContainer.  Basically, what I do is
write all the non-framework related code in an abstract implementation and
then write a simple Fortress, Pico or Merlin implementation.  With a little
planning this should be very easy to do.  It's not perfect, but it's one

J. Aaron Farr
  (724) 696-7653

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