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From Daan Hoogland <daan.hoogl...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Modularize Spring
Date Wed, 18 Sep 2013 11:25:55 GMT
sounds great Darren,

By component, you mean maven project or some larger chunk like
distribution package? (did i miss this definition somewhere or do we
define the components now?)

regards,
Daan

On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 12:10 AM, Darren Shepherd
<darren.s.shepherd@gmail.com> wrote:
> Currently ACS code is fairly modular in that you can add plug-ins to ACS to
> extend most functionality.  Unfortunately ACS is not packaged in a modular
> way.  It is still delivered essentially as one large unit.  There are many
> reason for this but one large barrier to modularizing ACS is that the
> Spring configuration is managed as one large unit.
>
> I propose that we break apart the Spring XML configuration such that each
> component contributes its own configuration.  Additionally each component
> will be loaded into its own Spring ApplicationContext such that its beans
> will not conflict with the wiring of other beans in ACS.  This change will
> lay the foundation for a richer plugin model and additionally a more
> distributed architecture.
>
> The technical details for this proposal can be found on the wiki [1].
>
> Darren
>
> [1] https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/CLOUDSTACK/Modularize+Spring

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