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From Craig Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: TestRunner remarks
Date Sat, 25 Jun 2005 16:32:30 GMT

On Jun 24, 2005, at 4:03 AM, Andy Jefferson wrote:

>> However, I have a question:
>> The property "org.jpox.identifier.defaultSchemaName" is passed as  
>> system
>> property. This is good because the default schema depends on the
>> identity type. However, there are a number of other JPOX properties
>> which are passed as java.util.Properties. Should we document  
>> somewhere
>> that the default schema name property is passed as system property?
> Three comments :-
> 1. You should be using "javax.jdo.mapping.Schema" (and
> javax.jdo.mapping.Catalog) and not this JPOX-specific property (as I
> mentioned on the JPOX Forum thread about it that Michelle raised).  
> Michelle,
> the reason you were not seeing any effect before was *because* you  
> were
> passing this in as a system property and not using the JDO method  
> of PMF
> property. I added that as an accepted System property yesterday in  

Right. Now that JPOX supports the official jdo property, the JPOX  
properties should not be used.
> 2. I don't remember seeing anything in the JDO spec about accepting  
> PMF props
> as System props (ok, JPOX supports it for many properties, but that  
> is an
> extension IIRC and you can't rely on it for other impls). Correct  
> me if I'm
> wrong (with a reference to the section of the JDO2 spec that  
> defines it).

Right. PMF props are only accepted by specification in the properties  
file passed to the getPMF method. System properties are a vendor  
extension if they are supported at all, and I don't think it's best  
practice anyway.
> 3. As I also mentioned on the JPOX Forum thread, your schema name  
> should be in
> UPPERCASE if you want schema validation to work (Derby accepts  
> identifiers - it only accepts mixed case if they are quoted, and we  
> don't
> support validation of mixed case quoted at the moment either).

No comment.

> -- 
> Andy
> Java Persistent Objects - JPOX

Craig Russell
Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System http://java.sun.com/products/jdo
408 276-5638 mailto:Craig.Russell@sun.com
P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!

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