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From Stephen McConnell <mcconn...@apache.org>
Subject Re: SystemBackend.java Picoification
Date Thu, 04 Dec 2003 21:31:07 GMT


Paul Hammant wrote:

> Vincent,
>
>> Paul,
>>
>> I'm really interested in your approach. IIUC correctly, we're trying to
>> share common mechanism by inheritance and have different component 
>> "front
>> ends" to support different containers. I have been thinking recently 
>> on the
>> best way to make the AAA framework both Pico and Avalon compatible. I 
>> was
>> hoping we could support both containers in a single implementation (as
>> opposed to having PicoContainer and Avalon implementations), for the 
>> sake of
>> simplicity, and that's the path I have investigated. The downside of 
>> it is
>> that as we add support for different containers, it might not always be
>> possible, so I don't know if this is something we would like to do. You
>> surely have think of this before.
>>  
>>
> I like the style I have done as it reduces the jar bloat of a for 
> users of teh frameworks in question.  For example, Pico users would 
> not like to see avalon-framework.jar as a requirement for using 
> directory/ldapd


This is a function of the container - for example, Merlin users don't 
see avalon or merlin - they see services.

Cheers, Steve.

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Stephen J. McConnell
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