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From Christian Essl <>
Subject [HiveMind] Not only service orientated but also plugin orientated
Date Fri, 31 Oct 2003 16:04:54 GMT
I think currently on the front-page of hivemind it is not so clear anymore 
that with hivemind you can do basicly the same thing as with Avalon, Pico, 
Spring etc. but also eclipse style plugin archtiecutes. But exactly this 
combination is (to me) the greatest advantage of hivemind compared to the 

I think the difference is that in a service-architecuter the service- 
definers specifies exactly which other services his service uses. On the 
otherhand in a plugin-archticture (like eclipse) she does not she rather 
gives an extension-point where others can specify which services are used 
(called, informed etc) by the defined service. It has another direction in 
the control definition.

Which sort of architecture suites better depends naturally on the 
application but both have a lot of code in common and therefore HiveMind 
has a real advantage over other frameworks.

Maybe this could be made clearer in the docs.

Thanky you,

Christian Essl

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