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From "Sahoo (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (FELIX-682) Package.getImplementationVersion returns null for package loaded by Felix
Date Sat, 16 Aug 2008 14:23:45 GMT

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Sahoo commented on FELIX-682:

Here is the summary:

1. Java Package Versioning specification available at 
defines standard meta data that user can specify in manifest file of a jar at package level.
While reading that section, read the attributes names starting with Package- as Implementation-.
It's a bug in the documentation as I have already discussed in my previous comment. 

2. This document clearly states that various methods of java.lang.Package is supposed to return
values specified in these attributes in the manifest file. Although it is not clear from that
documentation what happens when information is not available at package level, experiments
show that when information is not supplied for a package, the classloaders in JRE defaults
to information available in main attributes of the manifest file. It is demonstrated in the
simple test case that I have already attached. In fact, you can write a simple test case to
see information returned for java.lang package and compare it with manifest entries of jre/lib/rt.jar.

3. What confuses me is that javadocs of java.lang.Package available at 
states the following: 
"Package objects contain version information about the implementation and specification of
a Java package. This versioning information is retrieved and made available by the ClassLoader
instance that loaded the class(es). Typically, it is stored in the manifest that is distributed
with the classes." 

It uses the word typically as opposed to must, so it makes it debatable whether Felix is incorrect
in ignoring the metadata specified in manifest file of the jar. All I can say is that when
the same jar is used by URLClassLoader or JDK's system class loader, the Package object constructed
by those class loaders do return desired results, where as when the jar is used  by Felix
to load a class, it does not. So, it would be better to have it fixed in Felix.

Felix code already uses the following API to create a package:
, now it's a matter of reading the appropriate metadata from manifest file and using it while
calling the API. Java Package Versioning spec already gives details about what manifest entries
to read.

Yes, I would like it to be part of v.1.2.0.


> Package.getImplementationVersion returns null for package loaded by Felix
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: FELIX-682
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FELIX-682
>             Project: Felix
>          Issue Type: Wish
>          Components: Framework
>    Affects Versions: felix-1.0.4
>         Environment: NA
>            Reporter: Sahoo
>             Fix For: felix-1.2.0
>         Attachments: Felix-682.zip, java-pkg-versioning-spec-bug.zip
> Even though MANIFEST.MF has proper entry for Implementation-Version, Package.getImplementationVersion()
returns null. A  reproducible test case is attached. It is described below:
> public class Foo implements BundleActivator {
>     public void start(BundleContext context) throws Exception {
>         Package p = getClass().getPackage();
>         System.out.println(p);
>         System.out.println(p.getImplementationVersion());
>    }
> }
> The headers for this bundle are:
> osgi-test1 (10)
> ---------------
> Tool = Bnd-0.0.255
> Bundle-Activator = sahoo.osgitest1.Foo
> Implementation-Version = 1.0-SNAPSHOT
> Implementation-Vendor-Id = sahoo
> Bundle-Version = 1.0.0.SNAPSHOT
> Build-Jdk = 1.5.0_13-rev
> Implementation-Title = osgi-test1
> Created-By = Apache Maven Bundle Plugin
> Bundle-ManifestVersion = 2
> Manifest-Version = 1.0
> Bnd-LastModified = 1218821794953
> Private-Package = sahoo.osgitest1
> Bundle-Name = osgi-test1
> Built-By = ss141213
> Import-Package = org.osgi.framework;version="1.3"
> Bundle-SymbolicName = sahoo.osgi-test1

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