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From "Chris Custine" <>
Subject Re: Why I think Spring + xbean is wrong ...
Date Sat, 08 Mar 2008 19:39:09 GMT
On the subject of containers, Alex and I had a conversation quite some time
ago about Spring, OSGi, <insert shiny new container here> and I think
everyone agrees that Apache Directory is a toolkit / API / framework upon
which you can you could build a runtime for use with any container, or
deployment style be it a full fledged runtime like OSGi or yet another API
layer like Spring (or both).  One of my favorite things about Spring is the
non-invasive nature of its use if you simply use it for IOC.  The IOC part
is simply a convenience and if you want to wire together the parts yourself
through code (or JAXB -> POJO, or the EMF thingy), that should work too.  I
hope this is all still the case.  :-)


On Sat, Mar 8, 2008 at 1:38 AM, Stefan Zoerner <> wrote:

> Emmanuel Lecharny wrote:
> > Do we need a container technology ? The 0.8 version was working without
> > this IoC crap. IoC is, IMHO, hyper over hyped... But this is another
> > debate !
> I think a container should not be necessary, if ApacheDS is embedded. In
> this case, every additional dependency will add burden to those who plan
> to integrate it in their applications.
> I thought this was basically the idea of using the Spring Framework.
> Greetings,
>      Stefan

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