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. :-)
Emmanuel Lecharny wrote:I think a container should not be necessary, if ApacheDS is embedded. In
> 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 !
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.