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From "Richard S. Hall" <he...@ungoverned.org>
Subject Re: Fixed bug in class loading
Date Thu, 13 Apr 2006 13:37:43 GMT
Francesco Furfari wrote:
> Richard S. Hall wrote:
>> There has been discussion about the possibility of defining a 
>> mechanism to allow metadata rewriting for bundles, since this would 
>> help deployers in many cases, but there was not enough time to look 
>> into it. Perhaps in R5.
>
> but do you think it is possible with Felix experiment a feature like 
> this?

Sure, as long as we make it clear that such features are Felix-specific.

> I guess to add a "Special Install" feature that the user could use to 
> overcome these problems. Perhaps automatically presented to the user 
> after the diagnosis of the problems.
> Extending the class loading mechanism considering annotated files 
> perhaps could be done in a modular way, trying to force the R4 
> compatibility if needed.
>
> Is there any documentation of the metatada rewriting you talked about?

Nope, nothing public and nothing concrete. We could just define our own 
approach/abstraction and try to experiment to find a good way of doing it.

-> richard



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