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From Leszek Gawron <>
Subject Re: Restructuring directory structure[was [Vote] Block artifact directory structure]
Date Sun, 05 Nov 2006 14:59:25 GMT
Giacomo Pati wrote:
> Carsten Ziegeler wrote:
>> Leszek Gawron wrote:
>>>>> To get things going: how do I get access to current cocoon running mode
>>>>> - AvalonElementParser
>>>>> - SitemapElementParser
>>>>> in order to pass it to ConfigurationReader?
>>>> It seems my knowledge of Spring internals is lacking alot. Reading the
>>>> code I would say maybe somthing line
>>>> (Settings)(new RuntimeBeanReference(Settings.ROLE).getSource())
>>> probably not, I need to access the bean itself - not the definition 
>>> metadata. I do not know if that is possible - after all the context 
>>> containing the settings bean is still in creation.
>> It's not possible to get the settings object in the element parser.
>> Actually its not possible to access any bean in the parser (and its also
>> not possible to get the ServletContext). I had a very hard time figuring
>> a way out of this problem. And I came up with the current solution which
>> registers special beans which do the work. So the parser only register
>> beans, pass some configuration information to the beans, but the actual
>> work is done in the beans when they are instantiated by Spring.
> To go back to Leszeks initial question, so there is a
> needed in those classes mentioned to get te running mode than?

yes.. but I would rather use the Settings.getRunningMode() than to 
duplicate the logic that establishes running mode. With 
System.getProperty() we have the feature working in 2 minutes. Question 
is: will other developers agree to such "unprofessional" solution?

Leszek Gawron                                    CTO at MobileBox Ltd.

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