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From Reinhard Poetz <>
Subject Re: Servlet Services + Shielding
Date Tue, 10 Apr 2007 09:32:57 GMT
Alexander Klimetschek wrote:
> Reinhard Poetz schrieb:
>> After thinking more about this, I believe that one main distinction is 
>> that cocoon-rcl creates an environment which is used at development 
>> time. Alex' solution is used in production too, IIUC.
> It's actually not that important to have reloading for the shielded 
> servlets, as they are external libraries that are not modified (at least 
> for us).


>> I would prefer that the ShieldingServlet stuff was implemented as an 
>> interceptor and moved into a separate module. Doing so doesn't 
>> interfer with our ambitions to use OSGi for further support of 
>> modularization in the future.
> Regarding OSGI: the concept is ok and the main feature is having full 
> automatic reloading of components/plugins. But the funny thing is that 
> Eclipse as the major OSGI platform does not feature a plugin reloading 
> during runtime... IMHO I am skeptical about such a spec that does not 
> work in the end. Just my 2 cents...

OSGi supports loading and unloading of services at runtime. What the Eclipse IDE 
does is something different, although it supports the (un)installing of plugins 
at runtime too.

But still I would like to see the ShieldingServlet stuff in a separate module 

Reinhard Pötz           Independent Consultant, Trainer & (IT)-Coach 

{Software Engineering, Open Source, Web Applications, Apache Cocoon}


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